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Address: Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
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+36 1 455 3333
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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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Sobering but informative experience

It is a very powerful place and if you find you can become upset easily I would say it's best to skip some of the photo galleries. I've been to Dachau and Auschwitz concentration... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a very powerful place and if you find you can become upset easily I would say it's best to skip some of the photo galleries. I've been to Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps but a lot of the information available to you in this museum is just as sobering as going to one of those camps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The maintenance and upgrade of the IT equipment of the permanent exhibition of the Holocaust Memorial Center is scheduled from February 21 to March 6, 2017. During this period, the exhibit will be closed to visitors. During the works, the temporary exhibition Stigmatized – Pictures, Facts, Memories from the History of the “Final Solution“ will be available at the gallery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Difficult to review this as an 'attraction' but it is a well curated serious museum about an important part of Hungary's history. Emotional, powerful and doesn't pull any punches. It works as a memorial to those who were murdered as well as an education. Recommended.

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Really enjoyed this museum. At the beginning you can select a family and track them through the war whilst you walk around the museum, unfortunately 2 of the update screens weren't working but still a great museum. So much information and so beautifully set out. The place was haunting and easily one of the best museums I visited in budapest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I thought of the Holocaust, I never thought about Budapest. It was a real awakening to go to this marvellous city and learn all about the horrendous, bloody past that it has. With this in mind, the holocaust memorial is a must see when you are there. It is hauntingly beautiful and desperately sad all at once. The synagogue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my History class students there and we were not dissappointed. Everything what we have seen was clearly labelled, explained and interesting. During our 1,5 hour long tour not a single student was bored. The atmosphere of the place was very motivating and even though whole experience was extremely sad (as you should pressume) I highly recommend it to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit to the memorial, very interesting to learn about how WWII and the holocaust affected Hungarians.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who knew this place would affect us so much? The stories about efforts to keep the Jews out of the ghettos really got to us as did the site of the shoes by the River and the tree. You have to go there to find out what I mean...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first holocaust museum I have been too and it was safe to say I was very impressed, The building was modern with great facilities but the content inside was moving and very informative which left a chilling experience. The place is in a great location which good access from the metro with a good entry fee to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to holocaust museums and memorials in most countries in Eastern Europe (including 3 former concentration camps) and this was undoubtedly the best. It assumed no prior knowledge. I've read up on the holocaust but my wife hasn't, and she's not felt like she's had a basic grounding at any museum before. This was the exception, it took you... More 

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