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Danube Palace

Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 1 317 2754
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Danube Symphony Orchestra Cimbalom Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner...
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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 good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“hungarian folk” (20 reviews)
“folklore show” (7 reviews)
“high energy” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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"hungarian folk"
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"folklore show"
in 7 reviews
"high energy"
in 7 reviews
"folk dance"
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"balcony seats"
in 4 reviews
"amazing performance"
in 4 reviews
"violin music"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful theatre"
in 2 reviews
"during intermission"
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"spend an evening"
in 4 reviews
"minute break"
in 2 reviews
"neo baroque"
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"st stephens"
in 2 reviews
"chain bridge"
in 4 reviews
"orchestra"
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"concert"
in 29 reviews
"talented"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Performance lasted about 1.5 hours with a brief intermission. It was a combination of orchestra and dancers. I liked the colorful outfits the dancers were wearing (different for each dance). The violinists were very good also. But the whole performance had an amatour feel to...More

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GabriellaHK, Online Sales Representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear db148, Thank you for your feedback. We are working together with three different dance assembles, maybe this one was not your style. Our folk dance is full of with energy. If you are coming here next time watch the other show. Best regards, Gabriella

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our 35th wedding anniversary, we wanted to do something of cultural significance while in Budapest, so we attended a performance of the Rajko Folk Ensemble and Orchestra. The orchestra consisted of about 10 musicians playing various string, woodwind and percussion instruments, including two instruments...More

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GabriellaHK, Online Sales Representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jerrys01, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the performance. The instrument what you saw is the cimbalom, it is a traditional Hungarian instrument. Best regards, Gabriella

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the Hungarian Folk Ensemble and Orchestra at Danube Palace. The performance was absolutely wonderful. The dancers were terrific. The orchestra was also great. My daughter is a violinist and described the orchestra's lead violinist as nearly super human. She talked about him non-stop...More

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GabriellaHK, Online Sales Representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bantl001, Thank you for your kind words, we are glad to read that you and your daughter enjoyed the performance. We hope we will see you soon in Budapest again. Thank you for your feedback we really appreciating it. Kindest regards, Gabriella

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The concert lasted from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. with a 15-minute interval in the middle. There were 7-8 pieces of music/dances in each part. Both musicians and dancers were great and we appreciated the concert very much. We had the cheapest tickets booked online...More

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GabriellaHK, Online Sales Representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear 79Holidaymaker, Thank you for your kind words, we are glad to read that you enjoyed the performance. We hope we will see you soon in Budapest again. Kindest regards, Gabriella

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

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

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Suzan H, Online sales representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for the review! :)

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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

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Suzan H, Online sales representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for the review and really sorry for the inconvenience!

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Reviewed 2 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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Suzan H, Online sales representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for the review! :)

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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

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Suzan H, Online sales representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear that you had great time! :)

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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
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GabriellaHK, Online Sales Representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Dear Anne F, Thank you for your feedback. We are really happy to see that you are satisfied. We also hope we will see you soon again in Budapest. Best regards, Gabriella

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Reviewed 2 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

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Suzan H, Online sales representative at Danube Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for the review. We are really sorry for that bad experience. Otherwise we will working on it to make our programmes more organised and more interesting.

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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.
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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.
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Gan L
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You can buy them at the palace, or you can buy them online
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