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Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest
(3.6/5 based on 3,800+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Dohány Street Synagogue to your Budapest travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Budapest trip generator.
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  • If you want to know what not to see in Budapest on the first place in the standings would put the great synagogue. We can say that it is at the level of any church of any town of the province of Italy. The price though is 12 euros. A Furtoooooooooo!! We suffered from the cold but turn on the heaters cost too much as it costs too much to give new paper hats to each visitor. (in fact they used and reused) Don't go and don't listen to the good reviews because I assure you is not worth anything. No beautiful painting and no work. Thieves!!!
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  • We did tour in Spanish highly recommended. Guide us perfectly informed of the entire history of the synagogue.
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  • We did Tour by inside in Spanish, and we explained the history Jewish of Budapest. It is very nice inside and the tree of life is incomparable
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  • As far as I know it is the second biggest Synagoge worldwide. Impressive, and our Tour guide was very good and nice. Ladies remember to wear something on your knees ans shoulders, otherwise you have to buy a scarf. And men have to wear a hat, but they give you a paper one if you dont.
  • The Jewish muzeum is very small. The sinagogue and the garden are nice, BUT it's definitely not worth 4000HUF (≈€15).
  • Great place to spend some time exploring history. If you look closely in some areas of the district you can see bullet holes in the sides of buildings from the war.
  • This is probably one of the best synagogues I've ever been. Not just because it's big, with different areas to see and with a lot of history backing it up, but because there are different tours you can do. As well, as a few other synagogues I've been, it has a busy cemetery on it.
  • Had an excellent experience on the Jewish quarter walking tour! Learned about history of the history of Jews in the quarter and got to view the insides of some extremely beautiful synagogues. Our tour guide, Fanni, was extremely knowledgeable, provided excellent commentary on points of interest as our tour progressed and was able to provide answers to our questions. I give both Fanni and the tour a 5-star rating! Definitely worth your time when traveling through Budapest!