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Address: Budapest Zrinyi Utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 317 2754
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Danube Palace was built between 1883 and 1885, in a splendid...
The Danube Palace was built between 1883 and 1885, in a splendid Neo-Baroque style according to the plans of Vilmos Freund. At that time it was known as the casino of Lipotvaros - but not in the term of gambling, but an aristocratic club for entertainment. From its built till the Second World War the Palace served as a place of culture, supported many young artists, and even Bartok, Kodaly, Dvorak played in its first-class concert hall. Since 1951 the building was carrying out the cultural programs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.Nowadays the beautiful halls and rooms of the Danube Palace are hosting cultural, social and gala events like weddings and Folklore performances.
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This was defintely the highlight of our Budapest vacation. We were mesmerized for the two hours performance. All the dances were perfectly choreographed. The music, steps and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Manacor, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Concert of a poor quality aimed at tourists without musical culture. The conductor looked more like a showman. The orchestra looked more like a set of instruments (some of them out of tune) that an orchestra. We were very disappointed.

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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was defintely the highlight of our Budapest vacation. We were mesmerized for the two hours performance. All the dances were perfectly choreographed. The music, steps and coordination were remarkable. On top of this the Theater was a marvel too. Simply a must see.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The theatre is beautiful, ornamented, with paintings and chandeliers. The music and folklore concert was popular and vigorous. Musicians and dancers and costumes were high quality, and we enjoyed each varied performance of this local tradition. Hungary is the best place you can view this type of native culture any time, and interested travelers should take advantage of it while... More 

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Niki F, General Manager at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear Kaldort, It is always a pleasure to read such a nice review as yours. We are glad that you had a wonderful time during our Folklore show. Your review helps our work greatly and we are thankful for it. Best Regards from Hungary, More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Tripadvisor and Viator, why do you choose this hotel as a meeting point for Danube Cruises? Most delapidated, seedy looking place. Had we not paid for the cruise already, we would have RUN!

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Dear Irongate69, Thank you for your review. We were surprised to read your experience. The Danube Palace is a neo baroque style theatre in the center of Budapest. I do not really understand your opinion, as you see the pictures - made by other quests - the building is not ruined, just a beautiful part of the history. The three... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We bought cards for the Classical concert. Most music was well known, but they performed also some music from some lesser known Hungarian composers. Orchestra was OK, harp hardly audible, cimbalom a nice curiosity. The Danube Palace is a nice baroque theatre with comfy seats but not too much leg space. This is a concert for tourists, but the musicians... More 

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Niki F, General Manager at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear Els S, Thank you for your kind words in connection with our Symphony Concert. Our aim is to select various composers regarding the program of the Symphony concert to satisfy every demand. Your review helps our work greatly and we are thankful for it. Best Regards from Hungary, More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The dance performances were wonderful, and the musicians very talented. My problem was that it was marketed as a folk dance performance, but it was really a folk music performance with a few dances thrown in. For every dance number, there were 2-3 orchestra only numbers. Had we known this, we might have thought twice about buying tickets. After a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Danube Palace has a beautiful interior that is showing its age. A restoration could make it a showplace again. We did enjoy the folk dance and music program we attended at this theatre.

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Niki F, General Manager at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank You for leaving a positive review of our concert! We are always happy to hear about such positive experiences! Your review helps our work greatly and we are thankful for it! Hope to see You again in Budapest, Kindest Regards, More 

Woolrich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

One of the best hows I saw during my month in Europe and palace is breathtaking. I have been there three times and plan to return in September

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Pleasant little theater, orchestra is only OK played lots of Hungarian war horses. Cymbalon was interesting to hear.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The building was very beautiful - all these ornaments and paintings and chandeliers. Even this interior was majestic, you don't worry about your clothes, because all tourist visited concert in their usual clothes. Of course, the folklore concert was great. The musicians and dancers were high level artists, I enjoyed each performance of this concert.

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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