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Danube Palace

Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 1 317 2754
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“folk ensemble” (13 reviews)
“folklore show” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2754
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rajko orchestra played traditional instruments like the soft hammered dulcimer, violins, etc. while the dancers performed various folk dances. The costumes were beautiful, and the dancers moved with great energy and joy. One of my favorite music selections was the Liszt: II. Hungarian Rhapsody....More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice way to spend an evening. Place is easy to pass by but worth the hunt. Lots of stairs up to the hall. Program varies each night, some days more dancing and less music on its own and other days more music with larger...More

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying we loved Budapest and what we were most impressed with was this city 's service industry which was one of the best. That was until we went to Danube palace for the Hungarian Folk show. This was one of the...More

Thank Farzaneh S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Danube Palace doesn't look very "palace-like" from the outside, and I buzzed by it several times without noticing it even though I was specifically looking for it! Much of the inside (e.g., carpets) is in a state of 'genteel decay', but the Hungarian folklore...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

There were 3 people in our party and wanted to see a Hungarian folklore show while in Budapest. Our Hotel, The Prestige recommended this show. It was very easy to find, within a block or so from our Hotel. The show started, and never once...More

Thank sheri k
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Not sure what goes on here other than lots of tours/ boat tours meet and go from there. The carpet was ragged but didn't see the inside and had no desire to.

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Buy a ticket for the Hungarian Folk Ensemble and Orchestra and watch it. It is on the second floor of a magnificent building on the Pest side of town. They have two parts of the 15 show program. Lasts about 2 hours. Dances and music...More

Thank Malay P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nice presentation, beautiful facility, the dance ensemble is great, the musicians are good, fan to watch

Thank Leopoldo K
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Wonderful introduction to Hungarian culture in an elaborate palace. We took the tour of the palace as well as the performance and learned about the original air conditioning system which is still in use. We loved the obvious enjoyment of the orchestra and dancers and...More

Thank happycamperRussell
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a good way to spend your evening in Budapest, good show with the dancers and live music. Try to get the Balcony seats for Row 1 or 2 for a better view. The seat spacing is not all that great... tall people may...More

Thank Hetul
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
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Andrea C
1 March 2017|
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Response from manodetrapo | Reviewed this property |
If they are able to sit and be quiet for a couple of hours, they should be fine. Plus this is lively music which would not put anyone to sleep.
27 January 2017|
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Response from delmasto | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a discount, but I could be wrong. I know you can get a discount buying them from people who sell them at these kiosks. I always saw them around Vörösmarty Statue. There is a little square surrounded by... More
Gan L
16 December 2016|
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Response from delmasto | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them at the palace, or you can buy them online