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Holocaust Memorial Center

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Address: Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
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+36 1 455 3333

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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Unfortunately the museum was closed for refurbishment. The security guard was lovely tho and let us into the courtyard and the synagogue. Inside they had information some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately the museum was closed for refurbishment. The security guard was lovely tho and let us into the courtyard and the synagogue. Inside they had information some artefacts and letters/stories. It was an excellent snapshot, think the museum will be harrowing but very informative when finished.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were thoroughly impressed with the quality and detail of the information captured in Budapest's Holocaust Memorial Centre. Exhibits are in both Hungarian and English with many photographs that I had not seen before. It's primarily a stylised documentation museum so don't be disappointed the lack of physical exhibits - its power is in its stories. The persecution of Hungarian... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was disappointed when I arrived here, having crossed from the other side of the city to do so, to find the site closed, and no really clear indication of when it would be open again. It would have been helpful for information about this to have been posted online beforehand. Sign directions for walking from the Metro station are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the museum was closed on our visit but the Synagogue was open,with lots of information panels and display cases,with huge panels outside in the courtyard,displaying names of holocaust victims.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This spot includes the mass graves of Jews who were murdered by the Nazi's during WWII. It is a vivid reminder of how cruel humans can be to each other. It adjoins a Jewish Temple which should also be visited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a visit to see the courtyard with the names of all the Jews that were killed. Beautiful Synagague too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Center is going through a renovation and the museum was closed. The Synagogue was open and there is a lot of information. I will still recommend to see just to be aware of mans cruelty to man

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although no memorial could do justice to the suffering that the Jewish population went through not just in Budapest but throughout Europe during and after WW2 this is a really good way of at least finding out a little of what went on during this dark time in history. Informative and disturbing in equal measures there is a lot to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first downside was we found, upon our arrival, that the main exhibition was being renovated so we were unable to see it. Normally I wouldn't complain about renovation work but we had travelled to visit and there wasn't any notice of building work being done there on the website. Secondly, the man on security (black wavy hair & glasses)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to have a guide talk us through the Holocaust Memorial Center which made our experience so much more interesting. Beautifully kept well laid out for ease of walking around

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