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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...more
Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 9, 2011

I am not normally morbid and to recommend the Holocaust Memorial Centre above all other sights to see in Budapest, and there is many, is not something I would normally do. However, I was visibly moved by what I experienced and saw at the Memorial...More

12  Thank AvidTraveler12
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Yes, just like the title says: was asked for a bribe to see the exhibition. From the beggining, this was probably one of the museums I was looking forward the most in my stay in Budapest. However, we miscalculated our time and, after visiting the...More

6  Thank ManuelCarneiro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Steel yourself before visiting here. It takes you on the journey from limiting rights, through ghettoisation through to holocaust. Brutally honest - particularly about the role of Hungarian leaders and sections of the population in genocide. Extremely well presented. Well worth the visit.

Thank AndyIbbs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a superb museum, deeply moving. Unmissable. Excellent collection of material, with extremely well written accounts.

Thank barbaran819
Reviewed 1 week ago

reviewing the history of the murder of jews in hungary the collaboration of the fascist groups after the germans left are well described. This museum next to a visit of the shoes near the danube river is worth the visit

Thank countpoldi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited various Holocaust museums over the years, including Auschwitz, and I found this one the most haunting and eery. Not sure if it is the music that accompanies the harrowing pictures but my visit really moved me. It is a very well put...More

1  Thank karenwQ3226EM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First: - cash only - about 30 minutes walk from the chain bridge. - no bathrooms during the tour - Security scanner before you can enter, like at the airport. They will check your bags, etc The tour: To no surprise this memorial center is...More

1  Thank 680carll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spend time here visiting a museum that explains WW2 and the Hungarians. Some films regarding the concentration camps are hard to watch. End up in a reconstructed synagogue with some interesting glass chairs.

Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the centre as an optional excursion with a Viking River cruise. The guide was well informed and spent a great deal of time showing and explaining details that were unknown to most of the non-Jewish members of the group. Went into the Synogue, up...More

2  Thank Lesley B
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Humbling, sad, and heartbreaking. The marching of footsteps made you fell like you were part of it. Seeing the history of the Hungarian government be a part of the Holocaust makes you sick. Very touching with personal stories.

2  Thank mtskygirl
Reviewed October 4, 2018

A visit here won't be easy, but is a must do to understand what previous generations went through. It was very quiet and sombre when we went but is very well organised and informative. I left with goosebumps and a better understanding of the history...More

Thank Dem11
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Very impressive. You really see what occurred here in Budapest during the Nazi regime. Take a tour. Vey good explanations inside. Particularly of interest is the out door sculpture of a tree that is also an upside down menorah. The leaves each have the name...More

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October 19, 2018|
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Response from GabiK505 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is an admission fee.
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December 19, 2017|
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Response from 475sandy | Reviewed this property |
If you teach history, you will want more than two hours to experience the significance of this place. It brings the trauma to life in a very unique way, and it causes the visitor to remember and feel the sorrow. It is a... More
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Response from Leigh-Harrington | Reviewed this property |
Unless they are particularly sensitive they should be fine there are one or too disturbing photos but it is more about people's stories than anything else