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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 November 2015 via mobile

It was so genuine and i loved that they make you feel so close to the topic with the family histories.

Thank Zoltán L
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We went by footbto the Synagoge and the Memorial center. It was not cheap, but worth every huffie. Especially the remembrance tree and the (iron) memorial statue made a great impression on both of us.

Thank PaulvU56
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Poignant reminders of the price people paid, just for being Jewish, gypsies, invalids, or for sheltering those who were.

1  Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a good tribute to the Holocaust victims. The films serve to remind that we must make sure that history does not repeat itself. Museum is well laid out with photos and film footage from the time. There are interesting corridors to walk through...More

Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Located 15 minutes walk to the east of the Great Market, this surprising museum deals very sensitively with the terrible treatment and ultimate sad fate of the Jews and Roma from Greater Hungary. Some moving personal stories are interspersed with the general story. A good...More

Thank CH5443
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

I visited the centre to learn more about what little I knew about the Hungarian side and of WWII, and I couldn't have been better informed in any other way. When I visited (mid afternoon) I was only person inside, so I didn't feel rushed...More

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

This museum shows in a compelling way how people can be sucked into devilish behavior towards a certain race/group of other people. The museum shows the deprivation of rights and ultimately humanity within Budapest by displaying family stories and interviews with survivors. In between the...More

Thank Snarbies
Reviewed 18 October 2015

A bit away from the centre, but well worth the visit. Teachers get in free. This was a well put together memorial to the events in Hungary and Europe leading to the Holocaust. Personal stories were intertwined with huge amounts of information. The memorial wall...More

Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Visiting the Holocause Memorial Center gives quite a gloomy picture of the past. There is however, a quiet 'elegance' about this Center which makes it worthwhile a visit. The spacious exhibition rooms are well equipped with audio sound and authentic material. We cannot escape the...More

Thank Hanna T
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is a must Memorial to attend while in Budapest. The history is heart wrenching while at the same time seeing what the locals have achieved is heart warming. I will not provide you with insight on what you will see on your your visit...More

Thank fjbenoit
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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