Folkloric, classical and dramatic performances, along with art exhibitions, at another of Budapest's cultural lodestars
Majestic Venue, Cultural Potpourri
Budapest is packed with majestic building, but this one stands out as especially lovely. Named for its location in Vigadó Square near Pest's Danube bank, this Art Nouveau masterpiece was inaugurated in 1865 and last renovated in 2006. Its 900 seats (200 of them VIP) make this Budapest's second largest concert hall and it is the home stage of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (see above). The Vigadó runs a year-round programme of varied performances, from chamber music to drama, and also has a popular art exhibition hall. Reachable via Metro lines 1, 2 and 3, and Tram Line 1.