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Kazinczy Street Synagogue

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Address: VII. Kazinczy Street 27., Budapest, Hungary
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+36 1 351 0524
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Stunning architecture, and a kosher restaurant also!

If you are a fan of architecture, this venue is an absolute must-not-miss destination in Budapest. An example of Secessionist (related to Art Nouveau) design, it is hard to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Patrick C
Novato, California
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Novato, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you are a fan of architecture, this venue is an absolute must-not-miss destination in Budapest. An example of Secessionist (related to Art Nouveau) design, it is hard to believe that it was completed in 1913 -- despite this being an Orthodox temple, the inside is absolutely WILD! Of course, the story of Hungarian Judaism is a rather sad story,... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This synagogue is an example of purpose and protection of the Jewish culture. Kazinczy Street Synagogue serves the orthodox community in Budapest and has a warmth that is missing in larger churches and synagogues. For me, if I had missed this synagogue, I would have missed an important cultural link in my study of Jewish history and culture. This is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Budapest has a lot of historical buildings. We visited this synagogue and were very impressed by the atmosphere. It's good to preserve history.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If your are interested in Art-Deco architecture and design, and Jewish culture and history then this place is a must-see in Budapest. Was not cheap to visit, but worth it. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgable and though we were with several of our younger children they did not mind their wandering about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Yes, Dohany Street Synagogue has size going for it. But this beautiful, intimate synagogue is a true hidden gem. Small and sweet, restored to perfection, when we visited we were two of about five visitors. One of the two gentlemen taking entrance fees was happy to give a personal tour when he saw us take out our guide book. He... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were wandering around the Jewish Quarter when we stumbled upon this Synagogue. It only cost us 300 HUF to get access. The man who assisted us was very friendly and welcoming. There wasn't much to see inside but there was a little exhibition with the history behind the area, synagogues in Hungary and the building too.

Thank MarilenaSim
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Not as stunning as the Great Synagogue but definitely worth a visit. A much smaller, but very nicely restored Orthodox Synagogue.

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This beautiful, orthodox synagogue was designed and built during the early 1900's. Walking in you see the influence of the art nouveau period with the amazing graphics on at background of white and robin's egg blue. The bright space is a stark contrast to the dark spaces of the city's cathedrals. Being my first orthodox synagogue, I was surprised to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful synagogue. It's tasteful, real, historic (Nazis used it as a stable having trashed it) and used today. The staff often show people around a bit to tell you how everything works. You can learn a nice bite size piece of info, which is what a visit should be about. It's much cheaper than the commercial tourist trap that... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely and bright place, far cheaper and more laid back than the main synagogue, and staff far less rude

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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 Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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