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Danube Palace

Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 1 317 2754
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Budapest Danube River Dinner Cruise
Ranked #59 of 295 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Concerts, Theaters, Cultural
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Owner description: 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 theatre performances.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Performance is quite OK but the seating is horrible ! I chose category 2 but if you are going to watch any show here, select category 1. When purchasing tickets, the best seat available upon the purchase is assigned automatically within the category you choose. You don't know where exactly until you show up the theater. I have to say... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

There are a few folklore shows to choose in Budapest. We bought the tickets at a tourist information desk in the city center. They recommended this venue and the show did not disappoint. The performers were very talented and the show was very entertaining. A must do to experience a bit of Hungarian folklore.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Sept 28 After a satisfying dining experience at Hungarikum Bistro, the owner Susan gave us directions to the Danube Palace, the venue for the Hungarian Folklore Ensemble. We arrived in time to be seated before the start at 8:00. We had third row center, preferred seats @ 25 € pp, which was added to our Kempinski Hotel Corvinus bill. I... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I've attended a concert of symphony music by an orchestra featuring cimbalom. and I must say it was a great event. the musicians are real masters! their playing was beyond any praise. the director was very artistic that added to my impression.

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Manacor, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I went to the Hungarian Folklore Performance at the Danube Palace, (Duna Palota) on the 18th of August with my family and was pleasantly surprised, especially after reading a few somewhat negative opinions. It is a small but beautiful palace theater. The musicians and dancers were true artists...and the 90 minute performance seemed to pass in half the time. The... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Danube Palace-organized cruise was not at all what was advertised. We paid for a cruise with live gypsy music. Because we didn't choose dinner, we were required to sit upstairs where we couldn't hear the music at all & had pumped in muzak. When we tried to go down to hear the music, we were asked to go back... More

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Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Danube Palace is a beautiful building close to the river where you can enjoy amazing performance of the Symphony Orchestra with Cimbalom player. It’s a one and half hour show with great players. We bought the ticket on same day but I recommend to go there early to make sure you get good seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Danube Palace and Duna Palota are the same thing. It is a yellow building straight down the road in front of St Stephens, closer towards the river. Although it doesn't look like much from the front, or even on the inside when you collect your tickets. you march up several huge flights of stairs to discover a little Baroque gem... More

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Able to get tickets just a day in advance. The Palace is beautiful. Our seats were in the balcony but the acoustics and viewing ability were fantastic. The Cimbalom player was amazing!

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We attended three folk music shows in our recent Danube vacation, and this one in Budapest was by far the best. The theater is located within easy walking distance of the Chain Bridge. The performance featured a combination of traditional pieces and some by classical composers, but retrofitted back to the traditional style. The dancers were enthusiastic and seemed to... More

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