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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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Fabulous Folk Concert

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016
dayton, oh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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dayton, oh
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5 of 5 stars 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars 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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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We booked this as part of a VIP evening with a dinner cruise. That I have not given 5 stars has little to do with the performance but rather the absence of VIP experience or which more later. Firstly the performance was exhilarating and varied, the energy and élan of the dancers and musicians was first rate. It is folk... More 

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Fremont, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We booked online what we thought was going to be an evening of classical music in a historic concert hall. It turned out to be one act of classical music & a second act of Hungarian music with dancers which was enjoyable, but we felt went on too long. Be prepared for no a/c and climbing three flights of stairs... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Saw this place by chance. What a find! The theater was intimate but very nice. Extraordinary details. The performance of the Hungarian folk dancing was wonderful. High energy. It made for a great night!

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

Dear tr4v3l38, Thank you for writing your review of your experience on the Folklore Dance Show, we're very glad, that you had such a great time on your program, it is truly important for us to introduce tourist in Budapest to the vast folk culture of Hungary, we are quite happy, that you found it wonderful just like us. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Wonderful, fast paced performance. 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 the same program as the show, but still worth buying. I would to come back in 1 day again.

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

Dear Pham Q, Thank you for your enthusiastic review, the Folklore Dance Performance is truly a wonderful show and it illustrates Hungarian folk culture perfectly. We're very happy, that you enjoyed their music and the dances that much as well, Hungarian authentic folk music is truly a very exciting and exotic genre, we're glad that you are as fond of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A lively, entertaining and reasonably priced show in an impressive venue. The musicians and dancers were excellent and very professional

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Niki F, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear Chelonian, Thank you so much for the review, feedback is extremely valuable for us. We are so glad, that you were satisfied with the Danube Palace, it is a beautiful Neo-Baroque building in the heart of Budapest, which we are truly proud of to know as the venue of our concert programs. The performing ensembles are among the best... 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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