Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest

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Steep yourself in Judaism and Moorish Revival architecture at Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe, which can seat 3,000 people. Viennese architect Ludwig Forster built the structure between 1854 and 1859 using Islamic influences typical of North Africa and medieval Spain. The synagogue experienced significant destruction during Nazi occupation, when it was bombed and used as a German radio base and stable. However, it was restored to its original design during reconstruction in 1991 and 1998. Visit the site's Heroes' Temple, Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery, and Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park. Step inside to see the synagogue's spectacular interior, famous for the colorful, geometric frescoes designed by Hungarian architect Frigyes Feszl. To visit Dohány Street Synagogue and get the most from your holiday in Budapest, create itinerary details personal to you using our Budapest online day trip planner.
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  • A very pretty building from the outside that's definitely worth seeing. However, I can't comment on the inside of it as we did not pay the rather expensive entry price. There's a free water font... 
    A very pretty building from the outside that's definitely worth seeing. However, I can't comment on the inside of it as we did not pay the rather expensive entry price. There's a free water font...  more »
  • Really a must see. Our tour guide was able to take us around inside the Synagogue. It is the most impressive Synagogue we have seen to date. Also the area around it is worth seeing. 
    Really a must see. Our tour guide was able to take us around inside the Synagogue. It is the most impressive Synagogue we have seen to date. Also the area around it is worth seeing.  more »
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  • More than anything - this place offers visitors a chance to understand the history of the Jewish community who lived in Hungary. For us it was fascinating and interesting. Tours are provided in several languages and the guides were knowledgeable and kind, answered different questions from the visitors. Our guide was great! The museum part looks small but it covers a lot. Recommended that you take 2-3 hours to spend here.
  • The largest European synagogue, and the magnificent centre of the Budapest Jewish district. Tickets include a guided tour of the synagogue as well as entrance to the museum where you can learn about the history of the Jewish community in Budapest. Highly recommended to visit here. Please be aware there is a dress code, although medical gowns can also be bought in case you're dressed too light.

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