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Review of Danube Palace

Danube Palace
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Hungarian Folk Performance in Budapest
Ranked #81 of 511 things to do in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Went to see Danube Symphony Orchestra and they were really good. Only about 150 people there so small intimate venue and get a close up of how good the musicians are. Very entertaining and 4 of us really had a great night out. Would recommend.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Me and my partner booked a deal which included Danube Symphony Orcestra performance in Danube Palace and dinner and cruise after the concert. We went on a New Years day.
The venue was much smaller than I expected, it looked more grand and luxurous on the pictures than it is.
The performance was unexpectedly fun, as the conductor did his best to amuse and entertain the public, as well as to actually conduct the orcestra.

Thank Jekaterina M
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Danube Palace or Duna Palota is located just behind the grand Gresham Palace Four Seasons Hotel. Its a short walk from the Chain bridge and is this beautifully appointed venue. There is a grand staircase that led us to the main auditorium with painted ceilings and walls. Its not as grand as some of the theatres in London but nevertheless is very atmospheric.
We saw the highly entertaining Hungarian Folklore by The Danube Folk Ensemble. Energetic dances including the sword dance and dance with objects and ending with ballroom dance. The lead violinist was absolutely superb. Highly recommended and would love to see the ensemble again sometime.

4  Thank Thewheelweaves
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

My wife and I attended a classical concert at the Danube Palace in late June. The orchestra played a varied selection of classical pieces which we enjoyed very much. The seats are comfortable, and the hall is fairly ornate with good acoustics. The entire show was about 90 minutes.

The only downside - like other concert halls in Europe, it is not air conditioned. It was about 95 degrees that day in Budapest, so the hall was pretty warm.

1  Thank Coldbrew
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Anditamas, Manager at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2012

Dear Coldbrew,

Thank you for your opinion on the concert and the Danube Palace. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the show, but are sorry that the indoor temperature was uncomfortable. We're sorry you're experience was less than satisfactory. We tried to find out what the trouble was. There are two air-conditioning systems in the theater, it was most likely turned on later and didn't leave enough time for the theater hall to cool down. Fact is, however that the building was placed under state protection because of the air-conditioning system. The original has been working ever since 1892. It was only 2005 that another modern air-conditioning system was added. You can read more about this below:

"The theater hall has an air-conditioning system from the 19th century. Simple, smart and effective: The cleverly covered tunnels on the wall are dragging cold air from the cellar based on simple pressure difference. Nowadays this old system is assisted by a modern air-conditioning system as well."

So, actually the system is more than capable of cooling the venue to a comfortable temperature. We would like to ensure our guests that we will make sure to turn both systems on well before concerts to make sure the theater cools down properly.

Kind Regards,

The Danube Palace Staff

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We booked tickets through Expedia before we left the UK for a concert at the Danube Palace on a Saturday evening and were really looking forward to it. We took a taxi there and initially it was hard to find as it's not a large building from the outside. It's just a very short walk from St Istvan's Cathedral in a pedestrianised street. We weren't disappointed with the setting, which was absolutely beautiful, and the Danube Symphony Orchestra were fantastic, particularly the very exuberant conductor, Andras Deak. The music performed was primarily by Hungarian and Austrian composers, popular pieces with lots of audience appeal, and very well played. A lovely evening!

2  Thank Rosemary534
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