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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“folk ensemble” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2754
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Reviewed 1 week ago

High energy, non-stop, authentic dances and songs. Near the docks, St Stephens in a pedestrian only zone. We went in mid- November, still got to see extensive small booth Christmas markets nearby. Took the subway there, caught a cab back to the hotel just a...More

Thank jmathews6546
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We visited both performances on 28 and 30 December 2017. The Folklore show was played by Rajko egyuttes, a famous institution of Gypsy music in Budapest. Violinist Gyula Feher was excellent that night. I really enjoyed this evening. The dancers were in good shape. The...More

Thank Julius M
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This was one of the performances which gives you goose bumps. They involved audiences into the performance by making us clap with the rhythm of their dance.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Rajko orchestra played traditional instruments like the soft hammered dulcimer, violins, etc. while the dancers performed various folk dances. The costumes were beautiful, and the dancers moved with great energy and joy. One of my favorite music selections was the Liszt: II. Hungarian Rhapsody....More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Very nice way to spend an evening. Place is easy to pass by but worth the hunt. Lots of stairs up to the hall. Program varies each night, some days more dancing and less music on its own and other days more music with larger...More

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying we loved Budapest and what we were most impressed with was this city 's service industry which was one of the best. That was until we went to Danube palace for the Hungarian Folk show. This was one of the...More

Thank Farzaneh S
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Danube Palace doesn't look very "palace-like" from the outside, and I buzzed by it several times without noticing it even though I was specifically looking for it! Much of the inside (e.g., carpets) is in a state of 'genteel decay', but the Hungarian folklore...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

There were 3 people in our party and wanted to see a Hungarian folklore show while in Budapest. Our Hotel, The Prestige recommended this show. It was very easy to find, within a block or so from our Hotel. The show started, and never once...More

Thank sheri k
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Not sure what goes on here other than lots of tours/ boat tours meet and go from there. The carpet was ragged but didn't see the inside and had no desire to.

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Buy a ticket for the Hungarian Folk Ensemble and Orchestra and watch it. It is on the second floor of a magnificent building on the Pest side of town. They have two parts of the 15 show program. Lasts about 2 hours. Dances and music...More

Thank Malay P
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
1 March 2017|
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Response from Julius M | Reviewed this property |
I think it's more suitable for adults. The performance quality is great, however.
27 January 2017|
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Response from Julius M | Reviewed this property |
no discount if ordered online or in advance, only regular student discounts apply.
Gan L
16 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