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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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Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 1 343 0420
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the tour which included a guide. Very moving and sad. You can take as long as you want. Just make sure you check times of opening on the website which is listed here. Very informative.

Thank travelguy509
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The building itself is breathtaking. I found myself standing and just staring at the beauty that surrounded me. The history completely moves me, even though I knew of it before my visit. Words can not express what a visit to the Great Synogue make you...More

Thank Caoimhe N
Reviewed 3 days ago

huge and impressive, but be prepared because if you want to walk inside you have to pay(and this always sounds so sad to me: places of worship shoud be admission free)

Thank giadaedavide
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Synagogue and the Holocaust Memorial at the same time. Both were very interesting and moving. If your shoulders are bare, you will be asked to wear a paper cape during your time in the synagogue - just like in many other places...More

Thank CaroleD37
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lovely demonstration of architecture and a beautiful religious building. Entry cost is expensive and a dress code is in force so beware before entry or travelling to the synagogue.

Thank AlanT88OWN
Reviewed 5 days ago

I highly recommend a visit to the Great Synagogue on Dohany Street in Budapest. Constructed in mid-19th Century in the Moorish style, it is the largest synagogue in Europe with seats for 3,000 persons. There is a Jewish cemetery and Holocaust Memorial on the Synagogue...More

1  Thank robertrendell40
Reviewed 5 days ago

Located in heart of downtown Pest. Beautiful tiled building. The Great Synagogue dates back to 1854. 2nd largest synagogue in the world.

Thank Wesley C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This synagogue is the largest in Europe. It is considered a neologic synagogue (similar to conservative) but the men and women are still separated when there are services. The history behind this synagogue and how the Nazis used it will have you amazed. There is...More

Thank Donnayou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the biggest Synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world. It was build between 1854 and 1859. If you walk outside the Synagogue and you look good to the walls, you will notice the damages of bullits and grenades from World...More

Thank WatTedzegt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your first right and enter the doors on the left. There will be a woman there that will check your ticket and point you to the FREE guided tour. Their guides speak several different languages so you can take your pick. They are well...More

Thank Hai l
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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Are there long queues in July for admission
18 June 2017|
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Response from Canada98 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I'm not sure as we were there in March. Perhaps see if you can find our from some of the reviews. Perhaps find out if you can get tickets ahead of time to avoid lime- ups. Good luck!
Bruce B
Why is the Dohany synagogue closed on May 31, 2017?
22 May 2017|
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Response from tomcat1949 | Reviewed this property |
Shavuot. Jewish holiday.
HI , I notice there is a BASIC GUIDED TOUR TICKET 4000FT Possible to enter without GUIDED TOUR? Just buy cheaper price entree ticket ? thank you
20 April 2017|
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Response from California_momofsix | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can enter without doing a guided tour of any kind. Actually when we went, that would have been much easier. Entrance is continuous during opening hours, but tours are only scheduled every hour or so. We waited... More