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“magnificent building and acustics”

Palace of Arts (Muveszetek Palotaja)
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“magnificent building and acustics”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

the first of January is always the CREATION by Josef Hyden.
The choir and orchestra with soprano and two other singers were superb.
The lobby and hall are so beautiful..I bet every concert in this place would be absolutely wonderful.

Visited January 2012
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“A lovely, modern cultural venue”
Reviewed May 21, 2011

This modern concert venue (not to be confused with the Palace of Art in Budapest!) is a great contrast to other older cultural venues in Budapest. It was built in 2005 and is located a little south of the city center next to the Danube. You may feel it's far away, but actually it is quite easy to reach. Tram 24 takes you right there (just get out at the last stop, a little before the actual 'end' point of the tram line under the highway).

Of course it's great to experience the atmosphere and history of the old opera house, Liszt Academy building etc. ... but it's also refreshing to view a concert in a modern building with the very latest acoustics. The architecture is verging on imposing, but still manages to feel light and open. Everything is easily accessible and the information desk were very helpful. There was also a nice bookstore near the café.

Another plus for the Palace of Arts is the website where you can book concert tickets. It is easy to navigate and clearly shows seating plans and stage views from various locations within the hall. (I struggled, however, to pay online ... but when I e-mailed the client service contact they were quick to respond and offered to leave tickets for me at the ticket counter for collection on the night of the concert).

Your concert ticket also allows you access to the Ludwig contemporary art gallery which is situated within the same building complex. We didn't have much time to explore inside, but it's a clean, open space covering a few floors. Despite it's size, it also felt light and fresh with large windows offering 'framed' views of the river and surrounds. As it is a contemporary gallery, the work is more alternate ... so, read up on what's showing beforehand if you're a fussy art connoisseur!

Visited April 2011
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