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Holocaust Memorial Center

Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the Government in 1999. In 2002, it decided to construct the building of the Center in Pava Street, outside of the traditional Jewish quarter, further emphasizing its national character.The Holocaust Memorial Center is one of the few institutions in the world, established by the state, that focuses entirely on Holocaust research and education.The visitors are welcomed into a unique space that was named as the most impressive in Budapest, beside the city's panorama itself by Frank Owen Gehry, one of the leading architects in our time. The modern building is organically linked to the Pava Street Synagogue, an authentic venue that once used to be the second largest site for Jewish worship in Budapest.The Institution is a center for scientific research education and culture. It welcomes visitors with interactive permanent and special periodic exhibitions, experience-based museum pedagogical programs and cultural performances. Guided tours are available in five languages and special, thematically focused tours are offered regularly. A bookshop and a cozy coffee shop contribute to a memorable visit.
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Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was excellent and exciting! Karl Lutz in my mind on all my life! My emotions are so strong, that I don't stop crying. You should to visit this place!

Thank Lex R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Deffinately a place to visit if you are looking for something special and something different. After visiting Auschwitz Birkenau in Poland there wasn´t really nothing new but after you see all the photos and read about all the people who lost threir lives there it...More

Thank PieniSieni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place. The museum goes back many years with items that the Jewish People believe are most important. While not all are spectacular, you can see how it affects individuals differently. The memorial garden and tree let us see some of...More

1  Thank rodneyvaldine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So informative and thoughtful should definitely visit be prepared to be newly horrified by the atrocities

Thank angiej154
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This exhibition illustrated the Holocaust from the Hungarian view point as you would expect. The exhibitions were powerful and I found myself with tears in my eyes. Horrendous, but as always, people need to see and never forget

Thank Kevin-NewTricks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such an important site with such a vital history to communicate that I feel bad not giving it a sterling review. It did its job for me: I learned a lot about the Hungarian Jewish and Roma communities, about the Holocaust, and about...More

Thank artchix17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very moving site with tours available in English. The courtyard with the tribute to Raul Wallenburg was beautiful. The synagogue was interesting and the WWII historical information that was shared during the tour was very helpful to understanding what occurred in Hungary.

Thank Western View
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went the this important museum to see the horrors of this brutal part of history. The museum itself is informative and very sad. However many of the head phones for the recorded audio files did not work.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very good place with perfect interior design but I in the end you will watch very horrible short movie. I was very sad because of jewish people who lived in that time...

Thank Homayoon J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is not in the city center, it has to be sought out. It is not well known that almost 1 in 10 Holocaust victims were Hungarian Jews. This one of the few Holocaust Museums in Europe that does not mince words, as it...More

Thank GranZorro
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23 March 2017|
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Response from Leigh-Harrington | Reviewed this property |
Unless they are particularly sensitive they should be fine there are one or too disturbing photos but it is more about people's stories than anything else
6 February 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Just go through the security procedures, which involves a bag scan and then you can go through to reception and buy tickets.
4 December 2016|
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Response from Keule1965 | Reviewed this property |
Right now 1400 HUF. 300 HUF atr about 1 Euro or 1.1 USD