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Organ concert in the Basilica
The St. Stephen’s Basilica is one of the most beautiful neo-classical buildings of Budapest. This is the most important church in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest building in our country.
Budapest Operetta Theatre Music VI., Nagymező utca 17. (+36-1 472-2030, www.operettszinhaz.hu)
The building that currently accommodates the Operetta Theatre was built in 1894 on the plans of renowned Vienna-based architects Fellner and Helmer. With up to 500 shows and 500,000 visitors a year, the Operetta Theatre is one of the most popular locations of cultural and society life in Budapest. Over the last few years, it has been transformed into a music theatre of European dimensions, where traditional values are represented by the operetta, while musicals ensure a modern touch.
MARGARET ISLAND AND VÁROSMAJOR OPEN-AIR STAGES Music XII., Városmajor (+36-1 375-5922, www.szabadter.hu) XIII., Margitsziget (+36-1 340-4196)
These well-established open-air stages, both located in popular parks on Margaret Island and in the Városmajor, respectively, are among the most sought-after concert venues on a summer night. The programme of Budapest Summer Festival organised on these stages, includes dance shows, musicals and other music performances.
Budai Vigadó—The House of Traditions Music I., Corvin tér 8. (+36-1 201-3766, www.hagyomanyokhaza.hu)
The House of Traditions is a national institution established to preserve and to protect the folklore tradition of the Carpathian Basin. The shows of its ensemble, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble give the audience the opportunity to get acquainted with all music genres related to tradition, ranging from historical music and authentic folk music and folk dance to world music based on traditional elements and spectacle theatre.
Danube Palace Music V., Zrínyi u. 5. (+36-1 235-5500, www.dunapalota.hu)
The neo-Baroque palace located in downtown Budapest serves as a venue for high-quality performances of classical music and dance theatre shows as well as a home for the Danube Folk Ensemble, which is made up of a troupe of 24 dancers and a folk band with 5 members, and for the Danube Symphony Orchestra.
Fonó Music House of Buda Music XI., Sztregova u. 3. (+36-1 206-5300, www.fono.hu)
The catchphrases of Fonó have since 1995 been maintaining traditions as well as creating values. It serves as a permanent venue for the crème de la crème of Hungarian folk music and folk dance, jazz artists and representatives of experimental genres.
Millenáris Music II., Lövőház u. 39. (+36-1 438-5312, www.millenaris.hu)
This internationally well-known major factory unit of Hungarian industrial history now turned into one of the most popular cultural centres was first developed on the basis of the ironworks founded by Ábrahám Ganz on the territory of the Pest Rolling Mill. The Theatrum and the Reception Building (two locations situated within the complex) often serve as venues for music and dance shows covering a great variety of genres.
PALACE OF ARTS NATIONAL CONCERT HALL Music IX., Komor Marcell u. 1. (+36-1 555-3005, www.mupa.hu)
The Palace of Arts has everything needed to make a building a stronghold of culture. Imposing rooms, state-of-the-art technology and, first and foremost, the unique complexity that includes a wide range of genres performed at the same venue. Traditional, experimental and classical music, opera, dance, jazz, world music and fine arts can here be present together, in a productive interaction. The house is open both to international stars and up-and-coming talents.
National Dance Theatre Music I., Színház u 1-3. (+36 1-457-0848, +36-1 201-4407, +36-1 375-864, www.dancetheatre.hu)
National Dance Theatre, located in the impressive Castle District in Buda, awaits dance lovers with a historical atmosphere, an ambience radiating intimacy as well as a diversified programme. It offers the whole range of performances by Hungarian dance artists from folklore to classical ballet, from contemporary dance theatre to break dancing and from large ensembles to groups with a handful of artists.
Information on the Guided Tour to Parliament Building
There is an opportunity to visit the Hungarian Parliament Building in groups, with a tour guide, tour groups leaving every half an hour.
Time spent inside the building is app. 45-50 minutes. Tours are held in different languages:
Hungarian: 9:30, 10:30, 12:30, 13:30 14:30 English 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 13:45, 15:00
French:11:00, 13:30 Hebrew/English: 12:00 German: 10:00, 13:00, 13:45
Russian: 11:00 Italian: 10:15, 13:15, 14:00, 15:30 Spanish: 10:15, 13:15, 14:00, 16:00
Adult ticket for non-EU citizens: 3500 HUF Ticket for non-EU citizens under 18: 1750 HUF
Adult ticket for the citizens of the EU: 1750 HUF Ticket for the citizens of the EU under 18: 875 HUF
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office either cash, with Hungarian Forint or with a bank card.
The ticket office is open on visiting days: 08:00 - 16:00
Upon entering the Parliament you are kindly asked to show documents of your nationality and proof of your eligibility for any kind of discounts.
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Organ Concerts in the Saint Stephen’s Basilica of Budapest
The Cathedral Organ Concerts and the Friday Organ Concerts will be organized in the Saint Stephen’s Basilica of Budapest on Mondays and Fridays from March to December in 2013, the sound of the world-famous historic pipe organ of the Basilica will only be heard at these concerts!
Opening hours of the Margaret Island Water Tower
The 101 years old Margaret Island Water Tower Lookout and Exhibition Hall opens from May to October: every day 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Programs in Budapest with http://www.hungarianfolk.eu/
You can find here a choice of cultural programs, city tours and other services which are available in Budapest.
Budapest Congress Center http://www.bcc.hu/hu/nyilvanos-esemenyek.html
PALACE OF ARTS BUDAPEST The address of the Palace of Arts is:1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1. mupa.hu
It is the tradition left behind by its founders and professors that has formed the mission of the Liszt Academy. The Liszt Academy is seeking to train performing artists and teachers who will be in possession of values rooted in universal and national culture, with music as its part. Having received an exceptionally demanding training, students of the Academy will graduate from the institution as masters of their profession, well equipped to start their musical career as performing artists, musicologists, church musicians and music teachers.
While fostering their artistic development the Liszt Academy offers future music teachers courses in pedagogy, psychology and methodology. All this is set in a wider context of general courses including the opportunity to learn foreign languages. Thus is it ensured that graduates will be well equipped to shape the emotional and artistic development of future generations.