This is the first synagogue that I remember visiting and it is an impressive one with which to begin. For starters, it is the second largest in the world (after NY) and the largest in Europe. The present day building was designed by a German architect, and there are some strong similarities to Christian cathedrals.
We arrived a few minutes late for the guided tour, which provided excellent historical context as well as information about the building itself, which is grand and interesting. From there you can peek into the small cemetery, see the Tree of Life with silver tags representing those who died in the Hungarian Holocaust, as well as visit a museum. There are bathrooms, a shop and a small cafe.
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