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“Small but plenty in it.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holocaust Memorial Center

Holocaust Memorial Center
Pava u. 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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Ranked #21 of 230 Attractions in Budapest
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the Government in 1999. In 2002, it decided to construct the building of the Center in Pava Street, outside of the traditional Jewish quarter, further emphasizing its national character.The Holocaust Memorial Center is one of the few institutions in the world, established by the state, that focuses entirely on Holocaust research and education.The visitors are welcomed into a unique space that was named as the most impressive in Budapest, beside the city's panorama itself by Frank Owen Gehry, one of the leading architects in our time. The modern building is organically linked to the Pava Street Synagogue, an authentic venue that once used to be the second largest site for Jewish worship in Budapest.The Institution is a center for scientific research education and culture. It welcomes visitors with interactive permanent and special periodic exhibitions, experience-based museum pedagogical programs and cultural performances. Guided tours are available in five languages and special, thematically focused tours are offered regularly. A bookshop and a cozy coffee shop contribute to a memorable visit.
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“Small but plenty in it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Mostly a history in writing and posters. Well laid out with plenty of listening points. Takes a while walking round so allow enough to not miss things. Hard to find as it's not to well posted and sits off the path behind a few trees.

Visited October 2014
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“Very impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of information. Have spend a few hours in there. Sensitive people, be aware! A few times during the self guided tour, you can emotionnally be affected. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2014
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“a must! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

In Budapest the best visit I had was here! this great museum is very cleaverly built. it'smoving, surprising and if you love art it's also wonderful to see. can't miss it!

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“Thought Provoking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very poignant and thought provoking memorial makes you realise how we take things for granted nowadays this should be viewed and time taken too think of what it means and spare a thought for the victims and their families

Visited December 2014
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“A place to learn and reflection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you are interested in learning how the second war affected hungary and the after effects to the jewish population, this place offers you a nice introduction.
You will spend at least two hours to read all murals to get a notion of what they are trying to explain.
The sinanogue for visitation is simples, but is a memory that stands.
There is a metro station close by, but you will need to walk two or three blocks.
bags and metal checks at the entrance, avoid special days because it becomes busy, look in the official website for this dates.
I went in april/2013

Visited April 2014
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