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Address: Budapest Zrinyi Utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 317 2754
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Non stop dancing

We had a very enjoyable evening watching energetic Hungarian folk dancing, and gypsy violin playing of which Django Reinhardt would have been proud.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had a very enjoyable evening watching energetic Hungarian folk dancing, and gypsy violin playing of which Django Reinhardt would have been proud.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The show is worth the money. It is in 2 parts of 45 minutes each and starts at sharp 8 pm. However, I booked VIP tickets and when I reached there gave me seats on last row and refunded me money of the difference. Felt cheated.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We saw the classical Hungarian folk dance show at the Danube Palace. The show was very good and the seating in a very nice auditorium. The show was exactly what you'd expect for a folk dance show and the energy of the dancers and the orchestra was extraordinary. During intermission the concessions were open with refreshments. The place was somewhat... More 

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

Dear Retired42, Thank You for leaving a 5-star review! It is our pleasure to hear you had such a great time on our Folklore show. Your review helps our work greatly and we are very thankful for it! Hope you had a great time in Budapest. Best Regards, Nikoletta Ferko More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Duna Palota or Danube Palace is a lovely, quite small but beautiful theatre. We went to see a Folklore dance show by the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble. It was an exciting, fast moving display lasting 90 minutes and the time just flew by. Really impressive. Thoroughly professional, stunning costumes and great energy. Very enjoyable and reasonably priced. A great... More 

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

Dear John, Thank You for leaving a positive review of our Folklore Performance! It is always a pleasure to hear about such positive experiences! Your review helps our work greatly and we are very thankful for it! Kindest Regards from Hungary, More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The Duna Palota in Hungarian (Danube Palace in English) is a fabulous concert hall with very ornate architecture and trimmings and well worth seeing for the building alone. There are many performances there of symphonies and dances and the prices are reasonable.

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

Dear William, We appreciate that you have shared your experiences regarding the Danube Palace/Duna Palota. The beautiful theatre hall is the main reason why the building is under protection as part of our national heritage. Beside the Symphony Concert with cimbalom show, we organise also Folklore shows for those who interested in the culture and traditional dancing of Hungary. We... More 

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We bought tickets for the Hungarian Folklore Ensemble from the blue information looks on the street below the funicular. We enjoyed the show and were quite amazed by the musicians' very fast fingers. It was a nice introduction to the traditional music and dance of Hungary. Sure, it is likely geared towards tourists, but it was convenient to book and... More 

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

Dear NKLamb, Thank You for leaving a positive review of our Folklore Performance! It is always a pleasure to hear about such positive experiences regarding the booking and the show as well. We hope that You had a convenient stay here in Budapest! Your review helps our work greatly and we are very thankful for it! Kindest Regards from Hungary, More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Danube Symphony Orchestra were enlivened and, in places, highly amusing. We saw a varied programme of popular pieces (not too taxing) and were thoroughly entertained. Really to be recommended.

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

Dear Steven M, Thank You for leaving such a positive review of our concert! We are always happy to hear that our dear guests enjoyed the programme of the orchestra! Your review helps our work greatly and we are very thankful for it! Safe Travels, More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went to this show; never again! It was pretty poorly played and laid on just for tourists. The music was performed without much interest, but the cimbalom player was the star. I left after the interval. Strange set-up and the conductor is quite a showman - plenty of bowing etc.

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Niki F, Ügyvezető igazgató at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear Michael H, We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience! The musicians playing are professionals, some of the melodies are more intense, while others are typically Hungarian in their play style, slow and speak of struggle or sadness. We are sorry to hear, that it did not match your expectations. Of course we always welcome critics and recommendations.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

The concert by the Danube Symphony Orchestra on the evening of May 9 2015 was simply beautiful. The conductor András Deàk had the audience eating out of his hand. The concert was an excellent mix of light classical Hungarian inspired music. The cruise which followed was very very nice. The evening was warm and Budapest by night is stunning from... More 

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

Dear tominpenguin, Thank You for leaving such a positive review of our program package! We created this event combination for those who would like to enjoy a trip through the classical evergreens with a Hungarian flavor and a cruise through the warmly illuminated downtown area afterwards. It is always good to hear about such positive experiences. Your review helps our... More 

Rhodes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We booked an evening to watch some Hungarian Folk dancing and were pleasantly surprised with the programme. The dancers of the Hungarian Folk Ensemble were all very professional and unbelievably energetic and fit. We were very impressed with their dancing skills. Also as a bonus we listened to some amazing violin playing by the Orchestra which was of a very... More 

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Niki F, Ügyvezető igazgató at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear GiakouMRhodes, Thank You for leaving a positive review of our performance! We are always happy to hear about such great experiences. The season started off really strong, almost always the theatre is full, most of the times it is a good idea to book online, the places are assigned according to the time of your reservation, we always reserve... More 

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Additional Information about Danube Palace

Address: Budapest Zrinyi Utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 317 2754
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15

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