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Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 343 0420
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

Really interesting with a fantastic guide! Beautiful building ! Good acusstics! Used forSabbath and High Holidays; the musuem attaced is amagic experience!

1  Thank Harry E
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

Simple, beautiful, full of history. It was remodeled and reopened only 2years ago. Get a good tour guide who knows about its history and influence on Jewish population before WWII.

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

This gargantuan synagogue is Europe's largest, but just a tiny number of Jews remain in this historic neighborhood that has become the epicenter of Budapest nightlife. We took the combined tour that included guides both inside the synagogue and then outside in the neighborhood. I...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2016

One of the best synagogues to visit in Budapest. It has been excellently restored both inside and outside. The memorials to the Holocaust in the backyard were moving and I enjoyed visiting the museum next door built on the house of Herzl.

Thank Lorne N
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

take time to visit the synagogue and the Jewish quarters. Walks are organised once you reach there . Well worth getting a guide to understand the history

1  Thank Veronique B
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

Really impressive place. I don't no why but really nice building. Not too many jews by the way. Mostly tourists. Strange enough but funny!

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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited the synagogue with friends and took the English tour. Very informative young lady who took us and very interesting. It was our first visit to a synagogue and this one is the largest in Europe.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed May 24, 2016

The synagogue is apparently the largest in Europe and the second largest outside Israel, after New York. It is quite expensive to go in but I found the experience well worth the money. The building is beautiful inside and out. The cemetery commemorating Jews who...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is the largest synagogue in Europe. The style is quite unusual and very elegant. During the war damage was minor. Attached to the synagogue is a memorial park. Learning about the Jews of Budapest was very interesting.

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Reviewed May 23, 2016

Despite the high entry fee, I strongly recommend this walk through history. The museum was very small and under construction so it wasn't a worthwhile addition.

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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
...More
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Itchyfoot17
April 11, 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
As previously answered. I would point out the following; (bald) males are required to wear the skull cap (provided for non Jews) despite not having the means to secure it on one's head !!! from personal experience, but... More
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knotie
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Donnayou | Reviewed this property |
Once you are inside, the guide speaks for about 20-30 minutes and the. You are free to look around inside and outside on your own. I would say to allow at least 60-90 minutes.
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travelalot32136
June 18, 2017|
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You can organise tickets in advance. It does get pretty crowded but one of the most interesting places to visit!
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