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Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 343 0420
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“memorial garden” (119 reviews)
“tree of life” (114 reviews)
“guided tour” (157 reviews)
Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 1 343 0420
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful building with glorious interiors. Tells strong story of Nazi occupation and destruction. Especially moving is the burial ground. Make sure you have a guided tour - these are free and at regular intervals throughout the day.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The building itself both inside and out is very beautiful. Guided tours are available if desired. Outside in the gardens there are the very poignant reminders of the Jewish suffering during WW2 especially the weeping willow tree of life. There is a small entry fee...More

Thank Fellowtraveller00
Reviewed 3 days ago

Big beautiful and clean ....and extremely interesting place to visit. If you have a tour guide this place becomes even more interesting,.

Thank Jerrrrrala
Reviewed 3 days ago

The role of this synagogue in the lives of the Jewish people in Budapest during the 2nd world war cannot be overstated. I enjoyed the guide who discussed the facility's interior features, but was most moved by the outside spaces, and the memorial that has...More

Thank GarlowFamily
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although we didn't have time to visit the interior of the synagogue, it's still worth seeing from outside as it's a beautiful building.

Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit we did a tour which took approx 25 mins , this includes the main area then out to the garden and monument

Thank Pokemon2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, imponent and open to the public. The interior décoration is beautiful and very different from most synagogues I've visited. A must.

Thank cp v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible by metro/bus, take a guided tour of the largest synagogue in Europe (located in Jewish Quarter) to appreciate its wonderful tile work, exteriors and interiors. Visiting the weeping willow is quite moving!

Thank Kamal5372
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite expensive in comparison to the "other" beautiful religious tourist attraction. Long shorts or trousers,and shoulders must be covered. But cameras are allowed (read they weren't!). There is a tour included in all languages approx. Every half hour and worth waiting for as...More

Thank jan m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful synagogue, particularly the tile work. They give free tours in a number of different languages, including English, which are informative and balanced. Overall, it is worth the visit.

Thank 979karenlu
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
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Bruce B
Why is the Dohany synagogue closed on May 31, 2017?
22 May 2017|
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Response from tomcat1949 | Reviewed this property |
Shavuot. Jewish holiday.
HI , I notice there is a BASIC GUIDED TOUR TICKET 4000FT Possible to enter without GUIDED TOUR? Just buy cheaper price entree ticket ? thank you
20 April 2017|
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Response from California_momofsix | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can enter without doing a guided tour of any kind. Actually when we went, that would have been much easier. Entrance is continuous during opening hours, but tours are only scheduled every hour or so. We waited... More
Do you have to pre book your ticket?
15 April 2017|
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Response from Traveleverywherenow | Reviewed this property |
NO we went along waited in a short queue . Max 10 minutes which we used to examine the outside and chat to people about what else they found good. I Would 100% suggest you have the English speaking guide explain the history... More