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Review of Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
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Private Jewish Budapest Walking Tour
Ranked #32 of 425 things to do in Budapest
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Owner description: The world's second-largest synagogue, featuring a room that holds three thousand people, is a center for the large Jewish community of Budapest.
stamford, ct
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368 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Moorish gem--with tours, no less!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

This beautiful synagogue is well worth the visit. There are tours given often in many different languages, and ours was wonderful. You will learn about history, ritual & custom, architecture, and more from individuals who have a personal connection to this edifice and to the community. This is your opportunity to ask questions, and learn worthwhile things. Please visit, and round out your trip to this lovely city!

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful synagogue and birthplace of Herzel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Gorgeous synagogue that dates back to medieval Europe. Lots of history, including a tragic period during WWII.

Visited April 2013
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Kfar Saba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very interesting - Jewish Synagogue with Christian influence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is a great place to visit even if you are not a Jew. This is the second largest Synagogue in the world. It was built by the Neologic Jewish community of Budapest, and therefore very unique.
It is a very impressive and rich building looks very much like a big church but with Jewish symbols.
Make sure to take a guided tour in your own language and also visit the memorial garden at the back - amazing.
Tickets are sold on the spot (not expensive at all) best thing is to reserve a tour in advance by email.

Visited April 2013
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Nairobi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“No entrance to the actual synagogue”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

While some of the exhibits at this attraction are good, we would have liked to see the actual synagogue which was out of bounds! And no one seemed to have the right directions in English on how to navigate this place.

Visited April 2013
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Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful with wonderful guides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

The 2 guides we had were terrific. We learned more about the history but distant and recent by someone who knew what he was talking about. The "cemetery" in the courtyard is truly one of a kind and needs to be experienced. And the fact that the woman who designs the cloths that are sold in the entrance is a survivor of the atrocities that occurred here, is a blessing, as opposed to the schlocky souvenirs sold in the other area.

Visited April 2013
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