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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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What an experience!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Evening show of traditional foot stomping and hand slapping Hungarian dancing. The dancers are accompanied by live musicians. The costumes - particularly the women's were lovely! The show is high energy and very good. I found it a tad long but that is a minor complaint. We bought our tickets in advance over the web.

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

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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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 

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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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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 

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Address: Budapest Zrinyi Utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 317 2754
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
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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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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