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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...more
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Vigado ter 2., Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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+36 1 328 3325
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The concert hall has a grand entrance with red carpets going up the stairs leading to a large painting on top of the stairs. It creates quite a dramatic picture. In comparison, the concert hall itself is more austere looking. The admission price without a...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Vigado Palace located nearby the Danube river walk between Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge is a 150 years old building full of history. Franz Joseph`s coronation banquet was once held in this beautiful palace. Today the Building is mainly used as concert hall where highly-acclaimed...More

Thank Herbert B
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Taking in a concert in this historic, elegant hall is a perfect way to experience the culture of classical music. It is a gorgeous setting and acoustically amazing- the sound is so perfect.

Thank Hihono
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Beautiful building at the shore of the Danube in the heart of the city. There are guided tours in English in 50 minutes during you travel back time and history of Pest. You get the feeling of the vibrant cultural life of the early 19th...More

Thank Agnes56
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Anorher architectural gem of budapest!!!!!! Worth visiting!!!!!!!! Near it you will find the chain bridge and the side of Buda... You can use the tram across the fountain to go at the start of the bridge. Enjoy your visit!

Thank marillou l
Szabó A, Turisztikai szervező at Pesti Vigado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words!

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!

Thank OZS969
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

Thank Mark_Reynolds1974
Reviewed 26 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!

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

Thank Erzs_bet_S274887
Reviewed 12 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

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