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Address: Budapest Zrinyi Utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 317 2754
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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The highlight of Budapest!

We saw the folk dance show on our last night in Budapest, and it was the highlight of our trip! The musicians are amazing, and the dancers are incredibly talented and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the folk dance show on our last night in Budapest, and it was the highlight of our trip! The musicians are amazing, and the dancers are incredibly talented and entertaining. It was full of energy and passion. Don't miss this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I spent a lovely evening here. The music was amazing and afterwards we had a short walk to the pier where we got on the ferry and enjoyed a buffet meal and more fine music. It was late when we returned to our hotel but well worth it.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

During our Budapest visit , we had been to this place to view Folk Dance and it was simply amazing. We have 2 hours of live entertainment. The building itself is so beautiful , you will feel as if you went back in time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The concert was very nice. It is not the typical classic concert you will see everywhere in thw world, there is great little surprises from the conductor and orchestra. If you are coming in summer time forget about dressing up nicely, come with a tshirt and shorts because there is NO A.C.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

They seem to be changing this once very elegant and glorious concert hall and much of the gold has been removed from the beautiful wall decorations for some reason.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The music and dancing was so energetic I had difficulty getting to sleep that night!! Lots of smiles on everyone's' faces during the performance and afterwards. I also enjoyed being in the lovely ornate Danube Palace theatre. Easy to find, on the opposite end the street from the St. Stephen's Basilica. Lots of eateries nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The traditional Hungarian dancing and music performance was one of the best shows I've ever seen. High energy and well choreographed dance routines. The music ensemble was talented and performed with a charming Hungarian flair. The actual building is a little bit of a pain to get in and out of. But it is historic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I am not great culture vulture but thought that whilst in Hungary it would be the correct place to listen to a symphony orchestra and I can honestly say I am pleased I did. I booked a package via Viator which encompassed the orchestra concert followed by a late night dinner cruise on the Danube. The Danube Palace has such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

You'll probably see this theatre (yes, the "palace" is a theatre) by attending the Hungarian Folk Dance Show, which while attended by tourists in the vast majority, is not a tourist-trap show (like many of these things are) but a genuine dance company which also travels abroad to present their piece of Hungarian culture. The theatre is small but ornate.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The Duna Palota is a smallish venue, and the Danube Symphony Orchestra is a smallish orchestra. But don't let the size fool you. This is a powerhouse performance by world class musicians who obviously love making music. From the opening with Berlioz Rakoczi March to Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 to the closing with Strauss Jr Long Live the Hungarians... More 

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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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