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Danube Palace

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Address: Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 317 2754
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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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Beautiful experience

We attended the gala concert (which is really not as formal as it sounds, we felt a bit embarassed as we were clearly overdressed for the occasion) and it was absolutely... read more

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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We attended the gala concert (which is really not as formal as it sounds, we felt a bit embarassed as we were clearly overdressed for the occasion) and it was absolutely beautiful. The Palace is a small, imperial style theatre with a retro atmosphere and pompous decor. The staff is very professional and nice. The concert however was by far... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a program of the Hungarian Folk Ensemble and orchestra was absolutely outstanding. The musicians were fabulous and they played a variety of hHungarian pieces many accompanied by folkloric dances. the dance troop did a great job.They were energetic and well rehearsed. I would definitely recommend this show.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful demonstration of Hungarian Folk Dancing and the orchestra was first rate. Highly recommended.

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Wow, one of the best shows we have seen. ordered tickets on line but you can get there as well. not to be missed if coming to budapest. this was truly a very very good show. lots of dancing and singing, and the band of violin players, bass, and clarinet , and piano were all very good. we loved it... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I absolutely loved the show. I would see it again if I go back. The orchestra is amazing, and the dancers are fun, and talented. I wish they allowed you to take pictures, but I understand why they don't.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited Budapest for only 48 hours! So, we should find a way to see the most we could do! It was really an excellent choice! The performance amazing, th folk dances and the violin music superb! After that we went for a Cruise. It is better to have dinner before the performance and choose the Cruise including drinks. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I stumbled on this through Getyourguide and seemed like a good way to pass some time at night. The show was really excellent and worth every penny, and surprising the number of tunes and songs that you will know and have heard from movies, tv adverts and other places. Well worth doing in Budapest.

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We enjoy seeing folk shows during our travels and the Danube Folk Ensemble fit the bill. The performance is in the theater of the Duna Palota (Danube Palace), a beautiful, historic building. We seemed to be some of the few attendees that were not coming from a cruise ship or attending the performance as a package deal with a dinner... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was a great show! We had an awesome trip on a river cruise down the Danube but this show was one of the highlights. We liked Danube Palace (Duna Palota in Hungarian) as a venue as well. It is located in a beautiful area with a lot of restaurants and great people-watching. I highly recommend this show. The dancers... More 

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We learned about this event "Danube Folk Ensemble" at Danube Palace in Trip Advisor while researching for our June 2016 trip to Budapest. Even though we had been to Hungary a few years ago and spent 2 weeks with our Hungarian family, we were not aware of this event. We booked (reserved) the Danube Folk Ensemble concert from the U.S.A.... More 

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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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