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Holocaust Memorial Center

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Address: Pava St. 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 455 3333
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The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the...

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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Very interesting and moving

I visited here in April with a friend when we were in Budapest and I was moved by the whole experience. Having read Anne Frank's diary, it was interesting to learn about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here in April with a friend when we were in Budapest and I was moved by the whole experience. Having read Anne Frank's diary, it was interesting to learn about the experiences of others during the Holocaust. A visit to the Holocaust Memorial Centre is a must, although I will warn you, it is quite emotional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately they had much of the museum closed for remodeling, but still worth the visit. A great insight into Budapest history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on Buda, this is a very welcoming centre, paying respectful tribute to the Jewish community in Budapest over the centuries and charts the history of this most resilient community. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was lots and lots of reading at the memorial, most of the stories were heartbreaking but it was interesting to read about how the holocaust affected Hungary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Holocaust Memorial center as part of our tour of the Jewish Quarter, including the synagogue. My husband's heritage includes extensive lineage of Hungarian Jews, so this was a very important visit for him personally. We were with a guide but in the center an older gentleman took over, and his descriptions and stories absolutely added to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delicate subject tastefully presented. Most of the explanatory test was in Hungarian and English. The whole atmosphere was tranquil. I paid a brief visit to the attached synagogue, which was interesting too. Definitely somewhere to visit once.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My only criticism was that the memorial relied on a lot of written elements and would have been more accessible with more film and audio content. The children (who are 16 and 14) were a little overwhelmed I think but it is important that the next generation understand these dark periods in history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think if one has NEVER been to a holocaust museum before, this is a great museum. I was most interested in the Hungarian experience. And this museum also talked about the Romas in Hungary and there is very little ever on that population. Overall the lighting was a bit dim and the exhibits were a bit repetitive. But if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been in a synagogue before, so that was interesting, but over priced for what it was. Not much to the memorial centre either. Stunning from the outside

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was interesting and whilst the content was of course harrowing it was also educational. Sadly several of the English audio descriptions weren't working and also much of the content was repeated in several places. This could be better.

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