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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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A "must do" in Budapest!

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled on this through Getyourguide and seemed like a good way to pass some time at night. The show was really excellent and worth every penny, and surprising the number of tunes and songs that you will know and have heard from movies, tv adverts and other places. Well worth doing in Budapest.

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We enjoy seeing folk shows during our travels and the Danube Folk Ensemble fit the bill. The performance is in the theater of the Duna Palota (Danube Palace), a beautiful, historic building. We seemed to be some of the few attendees that were not coming from a cruise ship or attending the performance as a package deal with a dinner... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This was a great show! We had an awesome trip on a river cruise down the Danube but this show was one of the highlights. We liked Danube Palace (Duna Palota in Hungarian) as a venue as well. It is located in a beautiful area with a lot of restaurants and great people-watching. I highly recommend this show. The dancers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We learned about this event "Danube Folk Ensemble" at Danube Palace in Trip Advisor while researching for our June 2016 trip to Budapest. Even though we had been to Hungary a few years ago and spent 2 weeks with our Hungarian family, we were not aware of this event. We booked (reserved) the Danube Folk Ensemble concert from the U.S.A.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I am an experienced traveler to Budapest and almost always avoid dinner cruises but we had some company who really wanted to see the city by river at night. The folk dancing and concert are terrific -- the dancers, the musicians and the choreography is terrific. After the cruise, we walked 10 minutes to the river cruise. We had a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The folk music /dance was the highlight of the night. The boat cruises was pointless as it was horrible, very rude hostess, leading and ordering genuine tourist like we were kids or zombies. She (hostess)couldn't even answer simple questions about the sitting position when we got the boat as we were forced to sit with people we didn't know, all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We wanted to see some traditional Hungarian folk dancing and this show fit the bill. The stage is set in a beautiful building about a block from the Danube River. It is a relatively small venue and located up three flights of stairs. The show was fabulous. It was a mix of gypsy dancing by 4 females and 4 males... More 

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Niki F, Guest Relations Manager at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear pasweet, Thank you for your review, we are very glad, that you've had such a great time on our program. The dancers are truly terrific artists, we're especially proud to be able to work with them, their craft elevates the show to new heights. The ensemble is one of the most successful Hungarian folk dance groups, we aim to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

You can tell they put groups through this performance and evening itinerary (if you do dinner) constantly. They were cordial and it worked out just fine, but it's very touristy. We generally steer away from things like this, but decided to go to a folk art show instead of the opera. The show itself is energetic and the performers engaged,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this show. The theatre is small but is very ornate. The Hungarian dancing was good but the ensemble were absolutely awesome. Brilliant evening. Would recommend the show as a must see while in Budapest.

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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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