We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Danube Palace

Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 1 317 2754
Call
Website
Save
Book In Advance
In high demand - travellers recommend booking ahead!
More Info
from US$81.90*
Budapest Folklore Show and Danube Dinner Cruise
More Info
from US$46.98*
Danube Symphony Orchestra Cimbalom Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner...
More Info
from US$59.68*
Hungarian Folk Performance in Budapest
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“duna palota” (13 reviews)
“folk ensemble” (13 reviews)
“folklore show” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
CONTACT
Website
+36 1 317 2754
Write a ReviewReviews (162)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 123 reviews

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
A TripAdvisor Member
2
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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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
PreviousNext
12345613
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 336 hotels in Budapest
Prestige Hotel Budapest
1,536 reviews
.07 km away
Starlight Suiten Hotel
1,275 reviews
.09 km away
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
2,598 reviews
.11 km away
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
5,769 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar
974 reviews
.10 km away
Costes Downtown
724 reviews
.09 km away
Tigris Restaurant
881 reviews
.13 km away
A la Maison Breakfast and Brunch
675 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gresham Palace
430 reviews
.10 km away
Tram Number 2
569 reviews
.12 km away
Korzo - Danube Embankment (Dunakorzo)
193 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Andrea C
1 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Julius M | Reviewed this property |
I think it's more suitable for adults. The performance quality is great, however.
0
Votes
27 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Julius M | Reviewed this property |
no discount if ordered online or in advance, only regular student discounts apply.
0
Votes
Gan L
16 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from delmasto | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them at the palace, or you can buy them online
0
Votes
PreviousNext
12