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“Budapest Central Synagogue and Jewish Museum”

Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
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Ranked #32 of 438 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.
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“Budapest Central Synagogue and Jewish Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is the biggest functioning synagogue in Europe. It looks different from most of the sunagogues I've seen, from inside and outside. The Jewish Museum is also worth a visit. There is a holocaust memorial in the back yard, but the garden, with its horrified history, is what you probably will never forget

Visited February 2014
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“Beautiful Synagogue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

Even if you're not Jewish, take the time to at least step in and see the amazing architecture inside of this age old building. It can be quite expensive, but this is one of the most famous Synagogues in Europe (possibly the world) and well worth it. Pay the fare and visit!

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

The synagogue is very beautiful both inside and outside.

Behind it is a garden and a holocaust memorial. Especially the memorial is a very touching experience and actually very beautiful.

Visited February 2014
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“amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

having never been in a synagogue was not sure what to expect but was stunning, completely different to what I had expected. also a memorial garden, which was thought provoking. does cost to enter but worth it

Visited February 2014
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“Beautiful Byzantine-Moorish Style Synagogue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Albeit many years ago now, we were amazed at how intact the synagogue was after the occupation of the building by the Gestapo during the war. This pays tribute to donations by people like Tony Curtis and the fortitude of the Jewish people in the face of persecution by Moscow even after the war. As Christians, it was humbling for us to enter this wonderful building which can accommodate a staggering 3000 worshipers. The interior has valuable decorative fittings, particularly those on the Ark of the Law. Outside, to the rear, the stainless steel sculpture of a weeping willow with names on the leaves, was in memory of 600,000 Hungarian Jews killed by the Nazis. We hesitate to call this a tourist attraction, which sort of a demeans many of the memories and atrocities committed. It is worth a visit

Visited February 2014
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