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Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 343 0420
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“memorial garden” (121 reviews)
“tree of life” (120 reviews)
“guided tour” (167 reviews)
Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 1 343 0420
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely go and experience the world's second largest Synagogue! Very impressive plus a great tour which brings you closer to the rich Jewish Budapest culture and the dark days of the Holocaust. Andreas, single traveller from Berlin

Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful place. Hungarian neolog direction in judaism built one of the most beautiful temple in the world. You can take a tour in any language at very reasonable price right inside, no special arrangements are needed. There is a very touching holocaust memorial behind synagogue...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

u have to reserved or to be patient, but with nice guide, u understand more of the history and its a beautiful place to visit, i dont regret it

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the place and grounds and enjoyed it very much including the explanation which was very interesting.

Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful Neolog synagogue with a Jewish Museum, Tree of Life and a memorial garden. This synagogue was designed by a local artist who designed other churches, and so this synagogue looks very much like a church, except for the Ark at the front. You...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

No matter what your religious affiliation, this is a must see. Very emotional tours given every 30 minutes in multiple languages. Do not miss this stop.

Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a fascinating place, but my overall experience was marred by the temporary closure of the Holocaust exhibition ( closed for renovation, apparently ) of which I was unaware until I got in, and the incredible crowds that pulsed through every area of this site....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved this place, not for the building, a church by any other name, but for its symbolism and what it represents. Your guide will tell you how the war decimated Hungary, mainly for its choice of warring side, but also how the Jewish community were...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was waiting to visit the great synagogue, which is a very impressive building, but unfortunately was surprised to see that they take money if you want to go inside, even only for just looking for a few minutes. It was pretty disappointing.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The second largest synagogue in the world is a symbol of the great drama of the holocaust : built at a time when the Jewish population was thriving and integrated in the hungarian society, it is now mostly a tourist attraction and a memorial of...More

District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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26 June 2017
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Response from Donnayou | Reviewed this property
Once you are inside, the guide speaks for about 20-30 minutes and the. You are free to look around inside and outside on your own. I would say to allow at least 60-90 minutes.
18 June 2017
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Response from gericUk | Reviewed this property
You can organise tickets in advance. It does get pretty crowded but one of the most interesting places to visit!
Bruce B
21 May 2017
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Response from tomcat1949 | Reviewed this property
Shavuot. Jewish holiday.