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Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

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The world's second-largest synagogue, featuring a room that holds three thousand people, is a center for the large Jewish community of Budapest.
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Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 1 343 0420
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too expensive...the inside was very beautiful really..my favorite piece was the tree...I enjoyed it...but our tour guide it wasnt helpful at all..we didn't understand him...he was speaking very quickly and he gave us the impression that he wants to end it fast for some reason...

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really ornate building and is a really nice place to go round the entrance fee is great value too sad to see all the plaques from the Jewish killed

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Among the world’s greatest and most beautiful houses of worship, you will not find many synagogues. Judaism proscribes the representational imagery that graces the world’s numerous beautiful churches and Hindu and Buddhist temples and the structures lack the monumental scale of the major cathedrals, mosques,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing building, interesting history and informative museum, though £15 per person is very high for Budapest. The tour which is included is less of a tour and more of a brief lecture about the Synagogue and it's history. You only get to see the main...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting, and pretty. The thing us, if you dont take a guided tour it is way too expensive. There is a lot to see

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alona S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about our experience. Definitely worth a visit, beautiful landmark of Budapest!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TamarCoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found the entrance fee ridiculously steep – there wasn’t much to see for the fee paid. We did the guided tour and we couldn’t hear our guide at all, she spoke in a whisper, it was totally boring. They had a band playing inside rehearsing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to the synagogue. The price of the ticket included a trip to the museum, inside the synagogue, viewing the underground exhibitions and the gardens. The whole experience was very harrowing, viewing the mass graves in the gardens. I just feel...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jessycarundead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum in particular was very disappointing. Entrance is very expensive and there is not much to see

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catrionabowie93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must visit when in town. Unfortunately it was closed when we went there. But from outside the building looks very grand and impressive.

Date of experience: December 2018
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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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February 4, 2019|
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Response from Hawk470 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the answer above. You can look around yourself and with a guidebook or even just the Wikipedia entry can get a lot out of the visit, but our guide filled in things more personally and was terrific.
October 4, 2018|
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Response from D7001RJcarolc | Reviewed this property |
We did the full tour in May. We met our guide at the synagogue and we were taken to the museum first where we were taken round by a guide inside. It was quite interesting . We then did the tour of the synagogue and outside... More
October 4, 2018|
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Response from KerryR1264 | Reviewed this property |
They have guides who speak several languages. We just joined in the English tour and had a really intelligent guy who not only talked about the synagogue, but about all kinds of historical context. We continued to ask him... More