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“Theatre visit”
Review of Danube Palace

Danube Palace
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$69.26*
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Budapest Folklore Show and Danube Dinner Cruise
Ranked #76 of 599 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed January 3, 2014

First of all the Duna Palota (or Danube Palace) is a theatre, not a castle or alike. Easily reachable by tram line 2 (stop 'Eötvös tér'), located in the pedestrian zone left of the Four Seasons Gresham.
The Palace apparently has lost of its earlier glamour but the reason you come here is to listen to or view perfomances which in my case was the 2014 New Years concert, which was performed by the Danube Symphony Orchestra in a quite relaxed manner. Seats are quite comfortable and acoustics are fine.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is just a great experience.The whole of the city can be seen from the hill on which the Palace is built..
Come and enjoy..Lots of reastaurants, bars, coffee houses and your camera will never stop clicking ( if cameras do that nowadays)

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

I saw the symphony in September 2013. The program last approximately 90 minutes with a short intermission. Although geared towards tourists, the musicians are professional and the conductor did a masterful job in invigorating the audience and it was absolutely enjoyable. If I am ever back in Budapest I would see this show again.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We saw a performance of the Danube Folk Ensemble at the Duna Palota / Danube Palace. We booked the tickets on-line before leaving home for our trip to Budapest. I think that many tour groups attend, so I was worried that if we waited until our arrival, then we might not be able to get tickets. The performance was very enjoyable. The dancers wore colorful, traditional costumes, and performed to traditional Hungarian music. I think that it lasted about 90 minutes.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We attended this show in August 2013 and had a thoroughly great experience. This was an excellent show and I would recommend it if you are in Budapest. Some great musicians and dancers.

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