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Vigado Concert Hall

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District V / Inner City
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Address: Vigado ter 2., Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 327 4322

Built between 1859 and 1864 in a mixture of architectural styles, this...

Built between 1859 and 1864 in a mixture of architectural styles, this venue offers year-round performances from folk dancing to orchestral concerts like Budapest Gala Concert.

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I partecipate to a conference hosted in this palace. From the moment you step in you can feel the presence of all the great musician that have performed here. It is an unique... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Flemington, New Jersey
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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I partecipate to a conference hosted in this palace. From the moment you step in you can feel the presence of all the great musician that have performed here. It is an unique experience.

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Aldringham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had determined to go here when we visited Budapest in 2014 but illness prevented that. This time we went as our first visit and were not disappointed. A most beautiful building lovingly and expertly restored. There were so many pretty and attractive features we did not know where to look. The guide was excellent. Go!

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Bangui, Central African Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The building is amazing and the Gala Concert with the orchestra, singers, dancers made me enjoy a lot!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous builing, located in the square with the same name, and adjacent to the famous Korzo. One of the best pieces of architecture in the whole of Budapest.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The 'Gala' Concert in the Pesti Vigado Concert venue by t he Danube in Pest was superb! This is the most beautiful Hall - exactly what you would expect from the historic Austro-Hungarian Empire with its magnificent staircases, murals, statues etc. The Gala Concert with the classical orchestra, singers, dancers, gipsy performers and so on gave us 2 hours of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Beautiful building and interiors. Concert was fantastic, it had a bit of everything (orchestra, dance, opera). The female opera singer was a real beautiful diva, with a powerful voice.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Vigado Concert hall is close to the Danube. It is most impressive from outside and more so from inside. The entrance hall, the staircase.... it is magnificent and well worth a visit.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Vigado is one of the many beautiful classical buildings in Budapest. It was built in 1869, replacing an earlier structure that burned down during the 1848 war of independence, victim of Austrian artillery. It is the second largest concert hall in Budapest and is the place where the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble performs. Of course, many other concerts are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We attended a classical music concert in the Vigado Concert Hall. The setting with a nice garden park between the building and the Danube is very nice and easy to get to. The building is beautiful and it was lovely to see a concert in such surroundings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

The Vigado (translates as place of fun) is a unique, wonderfully reconstructed venue at the Danube bank, with the wonderful view of Budapest's unique UNESCO panorama. Let me also send big kiss to Kate, who passionately loves to read my reviews :*.

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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 and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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