Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest

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Steep yourself in Judaism and Moorish Revival architecture at Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe, which can seat 3,000 people. Viennese architect Ludwig Forster built the structure between 1854 and 1859 using Islamic influences typical of North Africa and medieval Spain. The synagogue experienced significant destruction during Nazi occupation, when it was bombed and used as a German radio base and stable. However, it was restored to its original design during reconstruction in 1991 and 1998. Visit the site's Heroes' Temple, Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery, and Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park. Step inside to see the synagogue's spectacular interior, famous for the colorful, geometric frescoes designed by Hungarian architect Frigyes Feszl. To visit Dohány Street Synagogue and get the most from your holiday in Budapest, create itinerary details personal to you using our Budapest online day trip planner .
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  • To be visited: very important and peculiar synagogue (if only for the organ). Guided tours in different languages and you can't miss the Memorial at the rear. Caution there may be files
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  • It is a must in Budapest. The history of the Jewish people, their customs and culture. History of the second world war. You can spend time on your own looking around, but inside the Temple there are F...  more »
  • You need to buy the tickets previously. Check the timetable, remember the Sabbath. They offer visits in your language. Our guide was fantastic, good Spanish and a lot of data. The place is wonderful, ...  more »
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  • From outside, it seems to be a very nice, huge Jewish church - called Synagogue - and that in good condition. In this ensemble is placed the Synagogue, a Museum, a Cemetery, the Freedom Tree and so on. But, I think, the entrance fee of 4.000,- Ft/Adult (2018) is definitely too high.
  • A synagogue in Budapest is a great step and considering the level of anti Semitic emotions which was existed, this monument is a great example of modern day tolerance and also a reminder for humans to get in connection to the past and diversity. Beautiful and lovely structure. Negative from my point of view was the entrance fee. I can understand if one has to pay to go and visit the towers and museums inside but paying 13€ per person was a bit too much in my point of view. I didn’t go inside but I am sure there are other enthusiastic tourists who will still be ther. Perhaps I will make my visit there next time when I am in Budapest.
  • A wonderful experience. The tour is very good. You see the inside of the big synagogue, learn about the history of the buildings and the events of WWII and see several, very moving memorials. Don't skip the museum. It has some very interesting artifacts.
  • Beautiful building, very interesting history. You get a tour guide in basically any language. Art show in the basement and interesting sculptures in the back yard.
  • One of Europe's most spectacular synagogues. Well worth a visit. Leave time for the cemetery and museum!
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