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Pesti Vigado

Vigado ter 2., Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 1 328 3325
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Pesti Vigado This is a more than 150 years old amazing building full of history. It is where Budapest was born in 1873. Where emperor Franz Joseph’s coronation banquette was held in 1867, and where highly-acclaimed concerts took place by outstanding musicians including Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy. Today, Pesti Vigado is housing interesting contemporary exhibitions and it has an unparalleled panoramic view from its roof terrace over the heart of the city along the river Danube.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“concert hall” (17 reviews)
“gypsy band” (3 reviews)
“franz liszt” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vigado ter 2., Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Visited as part of a ceremony in February 2018. The building is pretty spectacular inside! You have to see it! The acoustics is very good. Check out all the details of the interior. It is remarkable! A MUST TO SEE!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

There is more than 150 years of history in this building. It is where Budapest was born. It was where outstanding musicians such as Franz Liszt, Brahms and Debussy held highly acclaimed concerts. Today, Pesti Vigado houses various interesting contemporary exhibitions and has an incredible...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Visited on Sunday 8th October. You must visit this building when in Budapest it's being lovingly restored to it's former glory and still used for it's original purpose.

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Szabó A, other at Pesti Vigado, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your comment, hope to see you another time too!

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Pesti Vigadó was originally built in 1859-1864 by architect Frigyes Feszl. The building was heavily damaged during WWII. The reconstructions lasted for decades. The latest restoration works were finished in 2014. Famous composers like Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, Dvořák, Debussy, Prokofiev...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

After the latest reconstruction, lasting ten years, this amazing building reopened in 2014. Upon entering, a stunning lobby connects to a grand, carpeted staircase leading to the second floor. As the building is the home of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, not all floors are...More

1  Thank Larry C
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I think this is a building belonging to the national Academy, it has beautiful interiors, I attended an evening live screening of an opera from ROH Covent Garden which just happened to be scheduled during my stay in Budapest

Thank R H
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Szabó A, Touristic event organizer at Pesti Vigado, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear R. H., Thank you for your visit and kind words. You are right the building belongs to the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The building is very interesting on the outside, with statues and huge curved windows. It really stands out and is pretty. It sits right behind the Vigado square with it's fountain in view of the concert hall.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of conducting the youth orchestra here in July 2016. What an incredible experience! It will live with me forever. Sold out, great audience, great acoustics. Thank you!

Thank Jellycrumbs
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing concert hall at Danube embankment - chandeliers , columns, paintings , mosaics and fantastic terrace. Just buy a visit tour and enjoy !

Thank Danny S
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Vigado Concert Hall is not only a spectacular building both outside and in but also has fantastic acoustics, which matters a lot to the people who perform and attend concerts there. The beautiful marble staircase and the wonderful art work on the walls plus...More

1  Thank LongIslandMabel
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