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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 good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 1 343 0420
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Saw it from the outside and was highly impressed. the design and architecture was beautiful, including the colors. Highly regret not going inside but im sure it would be worth it.

Thank FelitaF
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful synagogue with poignant history. The building itself is impressive with beautiful glass and the gardens with the memorial plaques and tree very thought provoking. Make sure you check opening times and it shuts early on Fridays.

Thank Sellest
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my visiting friends during the annual Jewish festival. We attended a concert and it was magnificent. The synagogue is stunning inside and out, the acoustics were very good. The synagogue itself and the surrounding memorial is a part of Budapest visitors might wish...More

Thank Bernie P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The man taking the tour spoke very good English and knew lots of Information about the synagogue and Jewish history in general. A very moving place.

Thank Ban5h33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no time to do the Jewish tour but would have like to have done this, but throughout our time seen and learned a great deal about the experiences of the Jewish people In Hungary for more see my review on shoes on the...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fee was 12.5€. Way too much for the Budapest average! However, our tour guide was very funny and told us some fun facts about the history of Judism.

Thank Fernando L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The English speaking guide was informative. The synagogue both inside and out was laden with history and sadness. I'm glad I went to learn more about Judaism in Hungary- past and present.

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much appreciated our superb guide when we visited the Great Synagogue. He was a holocaust survivor and also higely knowledgeable in all sorts of aspects of the history of the Synagogue and the "rules" for Jews. Some clearer signage would be helpful when...More

Thank RosemaryKellyKane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess we were just expecting more from this Synagogue. The outside was beautiful but there are so many more places to see in Budapest that are far more worth your time.

Thank The_Wanderlusty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit , I found this much more interesting that I thought I would. The English tour was very informative and well worth a visit before visiting the shoe memorial

1  Thank reena219
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 | 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
22 May 2017|
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.