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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  • The synagogue out of codes, as well as the history of the Jews in Hungary, tour was very useful and interesting. And of course inevitable emotion, with various memorials.
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  • Must really very interesting. I remind you that Saturday and closed so watch out. To see
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  • The second synagogue more large in the world and the first in Europe, is worth the visit, also in the price included a guide what every few hours in different languages as possible.
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  • the largest in Europe, #2 in the world next to the one they built in New York. One of the oldest synagogues in Europe, with much more to offer than your average holy place. I'm not a religious person and usually I don't like stuff like this but I was very impressed here. There is a mixture of 3 types of architecture so it looks kind of like a Jewish mosque-church which was really cool. Theodore Herzel, the founder of Israel lived next door and wanted to include all sects and religions into this venue. This was shorty before the Holocaust and the hard line approach of the Israeli Government. Go and spend a couple hours here, take the guided tour. We were fortunate to have a great guide who was informative and well spoken.
  • There was an excellent free tour in a lot of languages. Is the most beautiful synagogue that i saw in my life and the second biggest in the world. I highly recommend it.
  • If on the outside it is impressive, on the inside it is more. It is the largest synagogue in Europe and therefore worth visiting. The entrance seems very expensive for what you see, but the business is the business. With the entrance you see the synagogue, an interior courtyard and a museum. You have to enter under security measures for bags, backpacks and others. Inside it is impressive how big it is, it is a place of worship of another religion to mine and deserves the utmost respect.
  • Impressive place. Visit is worth every cent. Take the time to think abou the story of how those people suffered and recovered and you have the opportunity to learn something there.
  • An important place in Budapest's history, regular English speaking tours available. The price however (€15) feels very steep considering the cost of living in Hungary. Maybe save the money and look at the outside of the building which is beautiful.
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