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Holocaust Memorial Center

Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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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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Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At the back of Central synagogue, the holocaust memorial is sobering. For one, the courtyard has been used for a mass grave during the ghetto. There are a few names but many unknowns buried as you walk pass. The backyard has a few monuments, but...More

Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not my usual place to visit, never been this kind of memorial before, quite emotional and unexpectedly beautiful

Thank CretionAddicts
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has many artifacts that I, a child of survivors and a Holocaust educator, have never seen or known of before. Make sure to see the refurbished synagogue. Museum needs to work on upkeep, as some of the audio exhibits were in disrepair

Thank Yocheved L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very impressive memorial. Really artistic and beautiful way to pay respect to the lives that were lost.

Thank Tialda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not a planned place to visit but we had been recommended to go, glad we did, yes it was upsetting but it was also up lifting, it reminded you that we MUST never let this happen again, everyone should pay their respects.

Thank Islandhoppers005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As can be expected, the Holocaust memorial isn't especially pleasant. However, it's a huge part of Hungarian history. You should certainly visit if you have the opportunity.

Thank Kaitlyn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was aware of the persecution of the Jewish people but had no idea that so many Gipsies were persecuted under the Nazis. The museum is well set out and beautifully land scaped outside.i could not find the cafe. There is a synagogue at the...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of archival film and photographs well displayed and engaging. I was there on a quiet afternoon and had lots of opportunity to listen at recording stations and watch news reel footage. Displays are in English and Hungarian and tell much of Hungarian history before...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's always sad to visit Memorial centres as it bring home to us how cruel man can be against another human. I suppose the saddest thing is the fact it continues today and religion can be the ignition of this hatred. We should be all...More

Thank motorcar1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful synagogue and well-curated museum dedicated to the Holocaust and Hungarian Jews. The guide was really informative. The garden out back is sad and peaceful - as it should be. These kinds of museums and memorials are important, so that we never forget.

Thank paradoxifl
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Response from Leigh-Harrington | Reviewed this property |
Unless they are particularly sensitive they should be fine there are one or too disturbing photos but it is more about people's stories than anything else
5 February 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Just go through the security procedures, which involves a bag scan and then you can go through to reception and buy tickets.
4 December 2016|
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Response from Keule1965 | Reviewed this property |
Right now 1400 HUF. 300 HUF atr about 1 Euro or 1.1 USD