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Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 343 0420
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The world's second-largest synagogue, featuring a room that holds three thousand people, is a center for the large Jewish community of Budapest.
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  • Average11%
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Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Beautiful architecture of the Synagogue. Very good place to learn about Jewish’s culture and history. There is a free tour guide include in the entrance fee. After which, we headed to theatre for the traditional Jewish folks songs/ performances. There is a museum inside the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Built in the Moorish Revival style. We did not enter the Synagogue but did walk around & observe the courtyard cemetery. Admission 4000 Ft (£11).

Thank Tigertribal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Steeped in history & a beautiful place to visit. Our guide was jewish so we appreciated his talk on the place & what it represented to the Jewish folks

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We signed up for the Jewish Grand Tour Budapest because the Jewish Essential Tour Budapest was booked. We had an excellent guide who took us through the museum, synagogue and grounds. The halfway point is the difference between the Grand and Essential. We broke off...More

Thank KL-XVIII
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had no expectation when I visited this synagogue. Wow! It is magnificent!! It looks more like a church and it has a pipe organ. There was a free tour in English, French, Spanish, German and Hebrew (I might have missed other languages). The guide...More

Thank Gkitazum
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This synagogue is the largest structurally in Europe, and is still maintained as an Orthodox shul. In addition to the Jewish history evident, the memorials to those lost in the Holocaust should be visited. Architecturally, the building is a Moorish design, glorious and intricate. So...More

Thank Often_on_road
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Doesn’t worth the price! 4000ft (€13)/person! I know it includes the museum but we just want to see the inside of the synagogue. Unless you need to kill time in Budapest or particularly interested in Jewish culture/history, don’t bother come here. Enjoy a coffee break...More

Thank Yinxin Z
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This review is based on the visit outside and the area around the Synagogue. The Synagogue is located in the center city of Budapest in the area (I was told) the old Jewish section of the area and is consider a historical landmark of the...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Found this visit very interesting- we had the free guided tour and our guide was good and informative- it was interesting to find out about the history of the Jews in Budapest and how the synagogue was built and when; also interesting to see the...More

Thank Val L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth going inside and listening to the tour guide. There are multiple language guides so not an issue for any nationality. We then went around the museum which was very interesting.

Thank MikeD363
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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
...More
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ravnwing
2 June 2018|
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Response from Debra 'n' Alan J | Reviewed this property |
i would think so yes but need to sort in advance and this is an strict synagogue so women sit in a different place to men and use a differ entrance would email them first to find out the protocol so you are not disappointed... More
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Itchyfoot17
11 April 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
As previously answered. I would point out the following; (bald) males are required to wear the skull cap (provided for non Jews) despite not having the means to secure it on one's head !!! from personal experience, but... More
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knotie
27 June 2017|
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Response from Donnayou | Reviewed this property |
Once you are inside, the guide speaks for about 20-30 minutes and the. You are free to look around inside and outside on your own. I would say to allow at least 60-90 minutes.
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