Palace of Arts

The new cultural hub of Budapest

Palace of Arts
Photo by Mark Mervai
The entrance from Ludwig Museum

The Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája or MÜPA in Hungarian), the new cultural hub of Budapest, is located within the Millennium Quarter of the city, between Petőfi and Lágymányosi bridges. The ‘palace’ gives home to three institutions – the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, the Ludwig Museum and the Festival Theatre. The Palace of Arts is also home to one of the most prestigious concert organs in Europe. It has 92 stops, 5 manuals and 6804 pipes.

Featured events include opera, classical music, jazz and dance performances and concerts for kids and babies. In addition there are a variety of musical activities where small children can participate, like learning Hungarian folk songs or trying out several instruments.

Getting to the Palace of Arts: Take the Suburban Railway (HÉV) from Boráros tér to Lágymányosi Bridge station (Boráros tér – Csepel route), or Streetcar 2 to Millenniumi Kulturális Központ station.

Insider Tip: Free guided tours are offered by staff members for visitors who are interested in the building and its architecture. Tour times depend on the performance- and rehearsal schedules. Tours can be booked by phone at (+36-1) 555-3005 or via e-mail at In addition, the Palace of Arts' impressive pipe organ can also be viewed by taking a separate guided tour. Tours are free of charge but must be reserved in advance by contacting them via e-mail at

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