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Franz Liszt Academy

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Neighbourhood: Terézváros
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Address: Liszt Ferenc ter 8, Budapest 1061, Hungary
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The music academy dedicated to the great composer now houses a small museum...

The music academy dedicated to the great composer now houses a small museum in Liszt's honor and a venue for concerts and special musical events.

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A magical experience

Just wandering by when sign for a tour of the building caught my eye. Two minutes later myself and three others were being ushered around this magical place. Art Nouveau and Art... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Eddie M
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just wandering by when sign for a tour of the building caught my eye. Two minutes later myself and three others were being ushered around this magical place. Art Nouveau and Art Deco in abundance that's just stunning. The main concert hall is like a huge jewellery box. Our guide gave us just the right amount of information and explained... More 

Thank Eddie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The renovated FL Academy is an outstanding art nourveau building, inside and out (but particulaly inside) even by the standards of inner city Pest - which says a lot. I have not been on the tour yet but other reviewers indicate it si well worth while. Wonderful, magnificent decor and the Academy's programmes are good - varied and interesting. The... More 

Thank Csengery
Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This venue is wonderful for hearing classical music. We booked the very reasonably priced tickets 2 days before the concert. Beerhoven and Liszt. Superb pianist. The seats were a bit uncomfortable but OK for the time we were there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We found this music venue by chance one evening and decided to walk in as there seemed to be a buzz about the place. We booked tickets for a concert the following day at the very reasonable cost of 1400 forints. This turned out to be great value for a superb performance of Haydn and Schubert music by a Berlin... More 

1 Thank PJY2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had our UIA Congress opening ceremony there. Beautiful building and impressive decoration of the place. They have a big collection of recording and music. As a for concerts, the only disadvantage are the seats, they are not comfortable at all, and need immediate replacement. Exit doors are numerous which make the exit and at the end of the performance... More 

Thank Fady J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

6 of us from the states enjoyed a beautiful piano musical by finalists in the prestigious Litz concert finals. If there was a negative take water as it was VERY warm, as well as a fan. Admittedly, we are spoiled Americans who love our AC, but even others were suffering as well. It was still worth it. Also, it would... More 

Thank Louetta S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Liszt Academy to research my husband's mother's records and thanks to the understanding and considerate librarian Maria Csanda she patiently helped us to find the information we needed. She also gave further details of where to obtain additional documents. We were so grateful to her for all she did for us.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

As others have described, this Academy--with an extraordinary list of prestigious alums-- has a beautiful concert hall with a grand history. Nice to look at from the outside, the lobby and stairways are spectacular Art Nouveau while the concert hall itself has a more Baroque feel. This venue hosts many concerts that are reasonably priced, although we found it difficult... More 

Thank emilee l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It is impossible to leave this place not inspired to do great things and become a better person. At least that's how I feel having been to this wonderful location and seen what I can only describe as awe inspiring. I have been such beauty such an enthusiasm for the arts.

Thank Dickie D
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The finals of the Liszt International Piano competition happened to be on, we got tickets at the door for a very reasonable price and heard some delightful renditions of the Liszt Piano Sonata in a superb venue. This academy is well worth a visit for a recital when you are in Budapest.

Thank John C

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