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Whale cultural center and shopping plaza it’s an interesting piece of architecture, but total out... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Michael B
Bálna cultural / entertainment / shopping center

The well done revitalization project on the bank of Danube, holistic architecture : steel, glass... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sorry but this is almost empty shopping or such a kind of the center. Interesting architecture , mixture of new and old. Nice location by the Danube , nice cafes in groundfloor.It seems has a lot of potential but still not so much going on....More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Whale cultural center and shopping plaza it’s an interesting piece of architecture, but total out of place in Budapest. Personally I think it spoils the river bank, the warehouses could have been preserved in a better way in keep with the city History It also...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The well done revitalization project on the bank of Danube, holistic architecture : steel, glass, concrete, the real whale ! Old industrial/store buildings have been changed into the cultural/entertainment/shopping center. The marvellous center view from the cruise in the Danube. Though the shopping is limited...More

1  Thank aranka2018
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Just a stone’s throw from the Great Market Hall, this place offers a 180-degree turn of atmosphere. A nice building, a great location but the building was less than a third occupied. The few art, clothes, antiquitities and furniture shop made for a pleasant albeit...More

2  Thank PeggieMalaysia
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We went to Balna for the architecture but also for the shoppping mall that is inside. It was supposed to open at 10.00am but even at 11.00am there was no or very little life in this place, no activity at all. A few shops were...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Read there was a Christmas market round this building so we decided to visit! Went rather early so the stalls on the outside were still closed but they do have a little ice rink here! We walked inside the building but a lot of the...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This supposed to be a shopping destination, but once we arrived we found that pretty much most of the shopping mall shops were non existent, a couple shops on the first floor and a restaurant and the almost the whole upper floor was shops free....More

1  Thank elljaneyy
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We'd spent the morning around Gellert Hill, so crossed Liberty Bridge to 'the Whale'. Although somewhat under-utilised, this is a good market style building to browse for souvenirs while enjoying a drink and the surrounding area. We were surprised by how few people were there...More

Thank AlMel27
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Nice not too large shopping centre nicknamed the Whale. Shops are over 2 floors. Nothing on the second floor. On ground and -1 level, there are shops selling hand made clothing, bags etc. A little pricey but you will be buying a one of a...More

Thank BuzzFour
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a very cool, airy place to visit. There are a few interesting shops and the Escobar is very good. There are good views over the river from the first floor. Many of the units are still empty but it is still worth seeing...More

1  Thank glamourpuss1000
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