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Danube Palace

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Address: Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 317 2754
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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Great folk show

Went here for the folk performance. The musicians are really talented and do a fantastic job of performing and their skill is jaw dropping. The dancing is nice, but probably... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
David C
Walsall, United Kingdom
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Went here for the folk performance. The musicians are really talented and do a fantastic job of performing and their skill is jaw dropping. The dancing is nice, but probably a bit more put on for tourists. The theatre itself is a nice building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Perfect combination of Dance And Music.Dance Part was exceptional throughout but Music Alone Section became few times boring.Elegant Hall with Royal Interiors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Lovely theatre, and the folklore show was great, the instrumentalists and the dancers were all fantastically talented. It's a bit 'cheesy' and definitely aimed at the tourists, but great fun. The ticketing arrangements are a bit chaotic though: we had what we thought were tickets, but then you have to queue (out through the door into the cold on busy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

If you are able to visit the Danube Palace there are shows. We saw the Hungarian folk lore and it was fantastic with culture. It's an original theatre

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We attended the gala concert (which is really not as formal as it sounds, we felt a bit embarassed as we were clearly overdressed for the occasion) and it was absolutely beautiful. The Palace is a small, imperial style theatre with a retro atmosphere and pompous decor. The staff is very professional and nice. The concert however was by far... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This was a program of the Hungarian Folk Ensemble and orchestra was absolutely outstanding. The musicians were fabulous and they played a variety of hHungarian pieces many accompanied by folkloric dances. the dance troop did a great job.They were energetic and well rehearsed. I would definitely recommend this show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This was a wonderful demonstration of Hungarian Folk Dancing and the orchestra was first rate. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Wow, one of the best shows we have seen. ordered tickets on line but you can get there as well. not to be missed if coming to budapest. this was truly a very very good show. lots of dancing and singing, and the band of violin players, bass, and clarinet , and piano were all very good. we loved it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I absolutely loved the show. I would see it again if I go back. The orchestra is amazing, and the dancers are fun, and talented. I wish they allowed you to take pictures, but I understand why they don't.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We visited Budapest for only 48 hours! So, we should find a way to see the most we could do! It was really an excellent choice! The performance amazing, th folk dances and the violin music superb! After that we went for a Cruise. It is better to have dinner before the performance and choose the Cruise including drinks. The... 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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