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Danube Palace

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District V / Inner City
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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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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... read more

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Modiin, Israel
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Modiin, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 the accompanying dancers, were excellent, and made the evening for us. Worth going just to... More 

Thank Naomitate
Ripon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 intermission and they were very accomodating. My husband could not fit with the limited leg... More 

Thank wayway52
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the last beat. Great for families!

Thank mwnich0ls0n
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 show was 5 stars!

Thank Rebecca A
Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Went here for the folk performance. The musicians are really talented and do a fantastic job of performing and their skill is jaw dropping. The dancing is nice, but probably a bit more put on for tourists. The theatre itself is a nice building.

Thank David C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Perfect combination of Dance And Music.Dance Part was exceptional throughout but Music Alone Section became few times boring.Elegant Hall with Royal Interiors.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Lovely theatre, and the folklore show was great, the instrumentalists and the dancers were all fantastically talented. It's a bit 'cheesy' and definitely aimed at the tourists, but great fun. The ticketing arrangements are a bit chaotic though: we had what we thought were tickets, but then you have to queue (out through the door into the cold on busy... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

If you are able to visit the Danube Palace there are shows. We saw the Hungarian folk lore and it was fantastic with culture. It's an original theatre

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Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 

1 Thank R S
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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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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