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Address: Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 455 3333

The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the...

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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A memorial and museum that deserves a better audience.

This museum and memorial is not located too far from the center and easily accessible by the Metro, line 3, station Corvin Negyed, then 4 minutes walking (400 m). The setup is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum and memorial is not located too far from the center and easily accessible by the Metro, line 3, station Corvin Negyed, then 4 minutes walking (400 m). The setup is very well done and the architecture of the building is adding to the emotion. Full of explanations on the holocaust in Hungary and Budapest, with photo, text and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This center is NOT near the synagogues or other Jewish centers. It is a 10" walk from the Calvin metro stop in a neighborhood. I found the museum interesting as there was a progression of the theme (denial of rights to Genocide) and it also included a lot of information on the Roma, which I have not seen at other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely building with a very emotive garden - graves and the uplifting memorial tree so quite a bittersweet visit. Security - as you would expect - is very strong. If you are bothered by this its simple, just don't take a bag. Lots to visit inside but after viewing the very interesting and informative items on display,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised with every information in both hungarian and english. Parts of the history we already new. Deprivation, deportation, genocide from the nazis.most interesting to learn was the hungarian governments' role. Perhaps it's not the first choice of place to visit for a short stay in Budapest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do. A guided tour is best so you get all the facts about Hungary's fascinating ( and brutal) history. It was an amazing building that belied the horrors endured there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for an afternoon and the amount of information available is staggering. It only cost about £2.50 to go round but we were there for around 3 hours and could have easily spent longer, but we were short of time towards the end. It provides a lot of information and shows you a really detailed insight into lives in WW2,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a big museum about holocaust with all the pictures, videos and different things from that time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The holocaust memorial is an intense but beautiful museum on the Nazi German times. It is very spectacular but some of the pictures are quite disturbing. Not suitable for children under 8. I went with my mom and it is quite amazing about deprivation and survival.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously given the subject matter this isn't for the faint hearted and the subject matter is gruesome both in video and print. We took about an hour to go through and it told you a very interesting warning from history - unbelievable to think these events were only 70 odd years ago. Worth a visit if you are in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great expansion of my knowledge of Hungary and the Holocaust. A definite must for the history buff.

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