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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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“folk dance” (7 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2754
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a gala concert in this wonderful old (1895) theatre. The seats were comfortable and the program was very diverse - classical, jazz, folk dancing and cimbalom (ancient hammered dulcimer). A little long, but very interesting.

Thank likebeach
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Located not far from the Danube this place has been graced by a fair few Hungarian composers. Its now used as the meeting place for Danube Folkloric Dance and Music Cruises and also puts on its own shows. Though the stage is not as large...More

Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Just watching the sheer energy of all performers is mesmerizing. I went in thinking that this would be just "another" folk show. But this one was way beyond expectations. It's a combination of music, singing and folk dance. It is hard for me to single...More

Thank Aditya B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We are staying at the Prestige Hotel and stopped by earlier this morning to look at the building. We ended up purchasing tickets to the Rajko Orchestra and Folk Ensemble which included orchestral music and folk dancing. The venue is in an ornate, beautiful staged...More

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Danube Palace itself doesn't seem all that much from street level, but the theatre upstairs is nicely laid out, ornate but maybe in need of a bit of attention (can the frescos be cleaned, or does that risk too much damage?) There are three folk...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We attended the Danube Folk Ensemble at the Danube palace. Most enjoyable. We chose to have diner in Saint Steven's square instead of being shuttled to the show. There are many cafes and restaurants there and it is a 5 minute walk to the theater....More

2  Thank Clifford D
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I attended a Hungarian folk dance at this quaint 'palace'. It is a pretty building, though not as monumental as we had expected. The folk dance was ok, not particularly entertaining in truth, but the accompanying orchestra, who performed many songs without...More

Thank Naomitate
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a beautiful theater. Very ornamental. The show was excellent. We opted for balcony seats, but do keep in mind that the front row has very limited leg room in sections due to the curve of the balcony. We asked to be reseated at...More

Thank wayway52
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Talented skillful folk dancers and musicians. Never stop working to put on a great show for the audience. Some of the dancing and music got a bit repetitive by the end for me, but I would say most members of the audience were enthralled to...More

Thank mwnich0ls0n
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was such a fun experience. We saw a Hungarian folk show before our Danube River Cruise and it was very enjoyable. I would recommend coming here. As a side note: The wine was not very good at the concessions bar during intermission. But the...More

1  Thank Rebecca A
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
28 February 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
15 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