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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a holocaust museum and synagogue inside. The museum tells all about the holocaust with lots of sad pictures and videos. Really place of grief and sorrow.

Thank Romius99
Reviewed 1 week ago

For history buffs, this place is a must visit. Located in the heart of the city, the place envelopes you with a sense of deep feeling. The quiet ambiance goes well with the solemnity.

Thank Tanuja58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very thought-provoking and interesting. I learned a lot about the horror experienced by the Hungarian Jews during the WWII and the synagogue. I feel this is a must-see for anyone in the area.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap entry. Easily found. Able to walk around freely and at your own pace. Large rooms with lots of information. Most things have an English description. Very informative. Very graphic informative photos.

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very sad vibe here for obvious reasons. As others stated the service here is quite stark. Anyway it appears to be dimly lit to set the tone maybe? Anyway nothing awesome here but definitely it makes you think and it educates. It’s only about 5...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well laid out museum very modern but tells the story of The Holocaust in a vivid and graph way.It brings home to sheer cost of human life and the evilness of mankind Makes one think and respect our freedom.

Thank Willie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited last week. The whole subject is tactfully and tastefully honest. Yes I was upset, but that is only as it should be. The mass execution of people Jews, gypsies, the disabled, homosexuals etc was an atrocity that should never be...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this attraction mid-day during the week and found I was the only visitor in the museum. Consequently many of the exhibits were not lit and the sound systems did not work. The content of the museum, what I was able to see, although...More

1  Thank travellerMom61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the most disappointing memorials I have seen in Europe. The memorial was in a lovely park across from the American Embassy. The Hungarians were trying to say that they had no culpability in the Holocaust. It was so hated by many...More

Thank Joel R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent self guided museum showing the real and sad effects of communism on this country. It will leave you with a greater understanding of the history in Hungary, as well as the sobering look at a difficult past. Well worth the time.

Thank barbt201
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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
6 February 2017|
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Response from FayeInAmsterdam | Reviewed this property |
Hello, at the entrance will be fine.
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