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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
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+36 1 343 0420
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"tree of life"
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"guided tour"
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"moorish style"
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"hungarian jews"
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"beautiful building"
in 167 reviews
"small museum"
in 39 reviews
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"different languages"
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"worth a visit"
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"second world war"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To me, it was a way of earning money on tourist - long queues, big setup and not like other places. I think people kind of paid for it already, so this is really annoying to me. I cannot recommend to go there, based on...More

1  Thank Peter Kongstad S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Large synagogue with museum and grave yard, foremen garden, for those who died in the ghetto during WWII. Very moving looking at the pictures of how the Russians found it. Peace tree very well done. Lots of free guided tours although we didn’t do one.

Thank Kate S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a good place to visit if you are interested in jewish life and to see a jewish big and gorgeous synagogue.

1  Thank Flying100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go see this synagogue. Get there early! The crowd will get bigger and bigger. When you get inside the synagogue there’s is a free guided tour on several languages. Just find the flag that symbolize the language you speak or understand, then sit on the...More

Thank dkn1979
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Central Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world (the largest is in New York). This is an important place of worship, but we thought it was an important place for people of any faith to visit....More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a MUST in Budapest. It is really interesting to visit Gran Synagoga with interesting news to know and learn. It is highly recommended to go when visit is combined with a sefardi concert with very good music

Thank Contel92
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I like architecture and history, it was a pleasure to visit this building and combine both. The Main Synagogue was an Architectural delight, and a pleasure. There are multi language explanations about the building, and guided tours included in your admission costs. There is...More

Thank Raphael58
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This provided some great history of the Jews in Hungary and the Holocaust. Very moving and worth the visit. Museum, synagogue and one of the only cemetery’s located next to synagogue around the world . Some beautiful memorials built to pay tribute to Jews in...More

Thank Sonia B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a guided tour of the Synagogue which well worth doing. Our guide was really informative and gave a very good insight into the history of the building.

1  Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The synagogue is very beautiful with a few odd stuff like the pulpit and organ. Memorable walk outside. Displays in a thoughtful way the history of the jews and of course the horror of holocaust. Worth seeing.

Thank ADanishMan
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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
...More
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ravnwing
1 June 2018|
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Response from joannkf1234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but need to follow a security procedure. My husband sent a note to the email on the website and they had him send pictures of both of our passports. You need to do this in advance; I would guess several weeks
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Itchyfoot17
11 April 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
As previously answered. I would point out the following; (bald) males are required to wear the skull cap (provided for non Jews) despite not having the means to secure it on one's head !!! from personal experience, but... More
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knotie
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.
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