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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
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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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Wow! Don't miss this in Budapest.

A high-energy event! My wife and I loved this show! The dance performance included probably a dozen various "gypsy" style dances with lots of clapping, boot-slapping and spins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Tim M

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A high-energy event! My wife and I loved this show! The dance performance included probably a dozen various "gypsy" style dances with lots of clapping, boot-slapping and spins - all to live music. It was amazing.

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

Dear Tim, Thank you for your review, we are very glad, you and your wife had a great time on the folklore performance it truly is a program that represents Hungary's culture perfectly. The dancers are one of the most famous and talented folk artists in the city, they are truly exceptional performers. Thank you for all the kind words,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in town, so our extended family elected to take in the Hungarian Folk Ensemble and Orchestra. Wonderful, fast paced performance. Two acts of about. An hour each. The theatre is small, so every seat has a good view. At intermission and after the show the performers hawk a CD of their music for 10,000 HUF. It's not... More 

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

Dear Ernie, Thank you for your review, we are very glad, that you enjoyed our Folklore performance, and proud, that you chose this as the program for your last day in the city. We are happy, that the performers impressed you, they are one of the most talented folk dancers in the city and they practice their craft every day.... More 

Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We had booked the folklore show combined with the dinner cruise on the Danube about two months in advance. The show was absolutely wonderful with 10 dancers and a dozen musicians. Instruments played were a baby grand piano, 2 xylophones, a clarinet, 8 violins and a cello. The dancers and musicians were amazing! The two hour show including a short... More 

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

Dear Costumer! Thank you for your encouraging review, we are very glad, that you enjoyed the Folklore dance show program. The three folk ensembles we work with are among the best in the whole country, they are truly outstanding performers. They are very talented and magnificent artists, who practice every single day. Thank you for the recommendation, we hope you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

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

Dear Dave and Kim! Thank you for your positive and encouraging review, we are really glad, that you enjoyed the folk dance show this much. Folk dancing is one of the most important traditions in Hungary, so it makes us especially happy, that you chose this program as the highlight of your trip. Thank you very much for the recommendation,... More 

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

Dear Bridget! Thank you for your positive and encouraging review, we are very glad, that you enjoyed the folk performance, which is danced by one of the most talented and well-known folk performers of the country, they are truly outstanding artists. Combining the program with the Dinner&Cruise was a great idea, this way you can get a glimpse of the... More 

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

Dear Costumer! Thank you for your enthusiastic review, we are always happy to read feedback of our programs especially if they are as positive as your review! The folk dance performance is truly a real specialty in this city, folklore dance heritage is one of the most important of Hungary's traditions. We are very glad, that you enjoyed them. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

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

Dear Daniel! Thank you for your review of the Symphonic Concert! Danube Symphonic orchestra is one of the most famous orchestras in Budapest, they are truly magnificent artists! We are very glad, that you enjoyed their performance! There is no dress code in our theater considering the many tourists visiting our performances, you can attend however it is comfortable for... More 

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

Dear pmdwarrior! Thank you very much for your delightful review! We are very happy to read, that you enjoyed the folk dance performance a lot! Our dancing ensembles are the best ones in the country, they are truly incredible performers, with great talent and enthusiasm. Thank you for your praise of the Danube Palace also, the building is a monument... More 

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

Dear Costumer! Thank you for your great review, it is always lovely to read such positive words! We are so glad, that you enjoyed the folk performance this much, the ensembles are one of the best in the whole country, they are truly spectacular artists. We are sorry if you had trouble getting to the Danube Palace, the easiest way... More 

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Staying in District V / Inner City

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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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