Designed by architect Frigyes Feszl, Budai Vigadó is Hungary's second largest concert hall. The beautiful building lies on the Pest side of the River Danube.
The Vigadó was built to replace a similar venue that was destroyed by fire during the Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire. Less than 100 years later, it was badly damaged and had to be nearly fully reconstructed, a process that lasted over 30 years.
As well as hosting both national and international performers, the Vigadó is the home of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, whose honorable purpose is to preserve Hungarian folklore.