Szeged Synagogue, Szeged

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The Szeged Synagogue (Hungarian: Szegedi zsinagóga) is a synagogue in Szeged, Hungary. It is a 1907 building designed by the Jewish Hungarian architect Lipót Baumhorn (1860–1932), whose work is considered to contain the finest examples of the unique fin de siècle Hungarian blending of Art Nouveau and Historicist styles sometimes known as Magyar style. It served Szeged's large Neolog community.

The building's interior, with its 48.5 meters (159 feet) tall domed ceiling, draws on multiple historical styles to produce its overall Art Nouveau/Moorish Revival style. The rib-like wall above the organ has Gothic origins, while the columns supporting the galleries are Roman.
The interior of the great dome, and all of the building's stained glass, are the work of the artist Miksa Róth.
The design of the Torah Ark alludes to the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Solomon by using sittimwood from the banks of Nile, the wood called for in the building of the Temple of Solomon in 1 Kings. The hinges are in the shape of the Hyssop plant, a plant used in the ancient Temple service.
The Szeged Synagogue is the second largest in Hungary after the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest, and the 4th largest in the world.
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  • This is a wonderful synagogue. I last saw the inside of it more than 30 years ago. 10.00 Sunday morning I waited outside, along with about eight others. It was supposed to be open but no one came...  more »
  • This synagogue is moderate, One of the most surprising things was 1000 HUF per person to enter the synagogue! Outside it is more beautiful than the inside.  more »
  • The access fee is 1000HUF / person (approx. 3 Euros). We did not manage to visit it indoors because we did not consult the previous access schedule, so document yourself before deciding to visit it.  more »
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  • Peaceful, beautiful interior, reading about the symbols used in the stained glass windows brings the whole place to life. Amazing blues (colour), gallery could also be visited. Very worthwhile.
  • Nice and monumental building. It was an great organ concert when I visited.
  • Amazing building inside and outside with a rich and tragic history. It's a bit out of the usual tourist routes but still in walking distance and it must be visited. Read up on the role of the Jewish community's role in the construction of the town.
  • Beautiful place, easy access from the city centre. To turn on the lights you need to have coins on you ;)
  • Definitely worth visiting, beautiful building and some pieces of history. If you want a guided tour then contact the management on phone upfront.

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