Rumbach Street Synagogue
Rumbach Street Synagogue
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Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
How to get there
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út • 5 min walk
  • Deák Ferenc tér • 5 min walk
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Elena
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
If you are interested in Jewish sites, Rumbach Street Synagogue is definitely worth a quick stop. The building is small, so it does not take long to drop in and have a look. The building was damaged at one time, but they did a beautiful job restoring it. It is used primarily as a concert venue. The walk between Rumbach Street Synagogue and Dohány Synagogue is short. It’s worthwhile to see both as a comparison.
Written 6 May 2023
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mustloveNY
London, UK184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Although it may be small, this was a stunning museum. There was a lot to learn both about the building and the Jewish community of Hungry. We really appreciated getting to see the refurbishment and while a quick visit it was a worthwhile one. Please remember if going to dress modestly (cover shoulders and chest down to the knees) out of respect for the community (they do have covers) and men will need to either wear their own head covering or use paper ones provided.
Written 27 June 2022
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Michael F
Tel Aviv, Israel597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
After visiting the great synagogue (The Dohany street synagogue), you may well visit this smaller synagogue too - visiting the Rumbach street synagogue is like to immerse ourselves in the faded splendor of its glorious Jewish past.
During the Second World War its interior was,destroyed - nowadays is being restored with the greatest of care
Truly beautiful and worth the 500Hft entrance fee (1.5euros).
Written 10 July 2016
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Just blocks from the main Budapest synagogue, the Rumbach synagogue was built in 1872 as a place of worship for the Neolog Hungarian Orthodox Jews. This sect had somewhat more moderate views than the main Orthodox group, hence the need for a separate place of worship. Its architectural style is clearly reminiscent of North African and Arabic buildings, with octagonal, minaret-style columns reminiscent of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. The decorative brickwork on the outside is stunning, with carved stone and stucco work complementing the wrought iron works. The center of the façade, is decorated with double-framed windows and the two stone tablets of Moses. The interior is breathtaking, with a soaring main nave, an exquisitely decorated dome and ceilings, stained glass windows and decorative arabesques on all walls. While the building suffered extensively during World War II and has not been an active religious site for almost 60 years, it is still worth a visit. It is currently undergoing restoration, but the process has been painstakingly slow.
Written 11 May 2017
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Rhinos007
Leeds, UK3,330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
As this place is being renovated we came across it on walking tour.
Evidently some property developer tried to turn into offices and got rid of Some of the synagogues internal equipment and features.
The property company evidentially went bust and the Hungarian government sold it back to the Jewish community who are restoring the internal bits of the synagogue.
Evidently a five year programme to get it back open.
Five stars given to the Jewish walking tour not as this building was part of the tour.
Written 29 October 2017
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emceeManchester
manchester, england92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
I found visiting this synagogue more moving & impressive than the main synagogue nearby. There were no queues at this building but upon entering this empty shell you are aware of the building's history & internal space which was torn up & left to deteriorate. The ladies gallery is too unsafe to visit which is a shame as the height of the space is quite overpowering. A wall mounted photo of the building in its heyday is an interesting reminder of how it would have looked.
Written 7 January 2017
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ERIC B
Dodworth, UK2,163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We visited this run down synagogue as part of the Central Synagogue tour, during the Jewish district walk, this old building as seen better days, but it's easy to see that it wasn't always that way, and fortunately the future looks better as our guide informed us that it was intended to restore the synagogue to its former glory.
Do artefacts remain so hopefully they will survive for future generations, the entry fee was 500 Flt if you visit independently.
Written 28 October 2016
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SaulPittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 • Solo
Interior is not on standard tours, but is a must-see. Not (yet) restored, but gorgeous... another monument to the murdered Jewish community life of Budapest
Written 22 June 2016
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Alexander K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016
Visited the Rumbach Street Synagogue on a guided tour of the Jewish Quarter lead by tour guide Fanni. Fanni provided us with a lot of commentary regarding the synagogue's past and current functions. She also discussed the three main branches of Hungarian Jewry, comparing and contrasting these branches of practice to explain differences in synagogue architecture. I give both Fanni and the tour a 5-star rating! Make sure this is definitely on your list of things to do while visiting Budapest.
Written 20 June 2016
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DavidG897
London, UK2,937 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Solo
The guide appeared almost at once and provided helpful background to the history of this lovely, old synagogue that is far more intimate than the Great Synagogue nearby
Written 7 July 2024
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