The Danube Promenade or Dunacorso is walking path on the Pest side of Budapest, which  extends from the Chainbridge to the Elizabeth bridge. This location was always popular for promenading, especially in the 19th century.

The buildings here first were destroyed during the Big FLood in 1838, and ten years later in the Revolution and Freddom Fight of 1848-49, which was fought by Hungarians against the Austrian Empire for independence. A row of hotels on the bank of the Danube began to be built in 1867: these were the Hungaria, Bristol, Carlton, and Ritz . Their cafés, overlooking the Danube and the Buda Castle were immensely popular.In 1945 at the end of World War II, only the Bristol survived the destruction of the row of hotels on the bank of the Danube, but in 1969 the final form of the Bristol Hotel was demolished too.

Today there are modern hotels stand at Dunacorso, which a pleasant walkway. The new row of luxury hotels attempts to recreate the pre-war ambiance. From here the Downtown of the city and the Saint Stephen Basilica can be reached in 3 minutes, here is the famous Gresham Palace, the Vigadó Concert Hall, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences too. Numerous public statues – statues of Count Istvan Szechenyi, Joseph Eötvös, Gyula Deák, Sándor Petöfi and Mihaly Vörösmarty – were erected here at the end of the 19th century, while in the 20th century the Dunacorso was decorated with some modern creations, as statue of William Shakespeare and the famous Little Princess.

Every December Christmas trams decorated with hundreds of lights run along the Danube Promenade, on route 2A, which’s track was selected several times to the one of the most beautiful tramlines of the world.