The Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája in Hungarian) is a building in Ferencváros, Budapest, Hungary, officially opened in March 2005.
The imposing structure of the Palace of Arts covers a ground area of 10,000 m² and the total floor space of the building is 70,000 m², meaning that if all the areas were occupied simultaneously, it would house about 4,500 people - the population of a medium-sized village.
Under the common roof, the impressive lobby is shared by three main venues in addition to service areas and areas offering facilities open all day such as snack-bars, a restaurant, a café, an Internet café, a breath-taking panorama terrace, plus giftshop and bookshops.
Performing arts and other facilitiesBartók National Concert Hall is 25 m high, 25 m wide and 52 m long, providing a total capacity for 1,699 people. The concert hall features variable acoustics. The organ of the concert hall, inaugurated in 2006, has 92 stops and 5 manuals as well as 470 wooden pipes, 5028 tin pipes and 1214 reed pipes. It is one of the largest organs in Europe. A fully playable virtual version of this pipe organ named Palace of Arts Budapest Pipe Organ Samples was developed in 2008. Ludwig Museum This is a state of the art Contemporary Art Museum with paintings by;Picasso("Musketeer With Sword"),David Hockney,Tom Wesselman,Richard Estes("Rappaport Pharmacy")plus paintings by these Modern Hungarian Masters;Imre Bukta("Officers at Pig Feast").Laszlo Feher,and Imre Bak.There are also creations by;Claes Oldenburg("Lingerie Counter"),Yoko Ono,and Markus Lupertz. Festival Theater The Festival Theatre, in the Eastern third of the Palace of Arts building , seats 452 and also has the most modern technology.