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“A little expensive, but an interesting hour”

Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
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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.
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The synagogue is extremely impressive from outside, and nearly as impressive inside too. A huge space, exquisitely decorated - sitting on a pew for a few minutes allowed us to really feel the peaceful atmosphere and drink in the detail.

It's 2750ft to enter on the most basic ticket, which is quite expensive by Budapest standards, but there is plenty to see here beyond the synagogue. The other exhibits are quite interesting and certainly better than the Jewish quarter exhibits in Prague.

We spent about an hour inside, I'm not sure it'd take anyone much longer than that.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This beautiful synagogue is an absolute must to visit. You will enjoy its ornate architecture and appreciate the symbolicism of the ubiquitous Stars of David integrally woven into the architecture of the building. Do take the trip to learn of the atrocities dealt out by the Nazis to Budapest's Jewish community. It was simply appalling. However, this harrowing account of their persecution, the mass graves in the grounds , the heart wrenching Holocaust Memorial, known as the Emanuel Tree with engraved leaves commemorating murdered members of the Jewish community must act as a stimulus to us all to never accept such atrocities ever again against any fellow beings.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is said to be the largest synagogue in Budapest. It is mainly Moorish in design. There are a cemetery and memorial gardens at the side and back of the main building. The entrance fee is not cheap and I think I was overcharged because I paid with the British pounds.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Great exterior, a must see. Have to pay to enter which is OK if you have not seen aspects of Jewish history or the Holocaust but not worth it if this is familiar to you.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Budapest is one those cities where the Jewish community is represented for long time ago. They are gathered mainly in two districts of the capital. Good exapmle is the Synagogue which is one of the biggests!

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