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National Jewish Museum (Nemzeti Zsido Muzeum)

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Address: Dohany u. 2, Budapest, Hungary
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+36 1 342 8949
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Very Good Guided Tour

We had an excellent guide who spoke English very clearly and told us about the history of the building of the synagague and the practises of the faith.There were also groups in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

See the rating for the Grand/Central Synagogue, as the National Jewish Museum is included in the price of a tour ticket. Well worth the visit.

1 Thank LV_Lee
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Budapest Synagogue is one of the largest in Europe, a wonderful architecture. In the same spot there is the museum, where you can have an insight in the history of the Hungarian Jews.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many old items are displayed representing the Jews history and culture in Hungary. It would be probably better to have a guided tour as there is not enough information for stand alone visit.

Thank Tal R
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expected much more Exhibit has many Jewish artifects but little beyond. Not enough explanations and background

Thank Boaz Y
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW!! very well done. I like the way they did the outside courtyard. The sculpture of the Tree is spectacular.

Thank Beatriz M
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

beautiful synagogue that includes a tour, some will say that taking pictures from the outside is all that is necessary. at almost $14 per person its a bit much

Thank Richard F
Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 20 mins maximum inside. There are some 'free' guided tours you can join, maybe they can bring some more value and experience. Very few things to see. Definitely does not worth the price.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

May be its just me but it was hard to hear the guide in the synagogue and the museum was just a few rooms up a lot of stairs. It cist 4000 huf which us about 20 aus dollars and we were outsude finished eithin 30 mins. The synagogue was dimly lit and had two tours going on at the... More 

1 Thank RufusBrisbane
Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I was amazed at what was saved and protected over the years. Over 1500 artifacts are displayed in the museum. I learned about the protocol for proper care and display of the Torah. The cloth that covers the Torah, the silver crown that sits on top of the scrolls, and the breastplates or metal shields that hung on the front... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had an excellent guide who spoke English very clearly and told us about the history of the building of the synagague and the practises of the faith.There were also groups in German and Spanish following on behind our group. This is a really beautiful synagogue designed on the lines of a Christian church. The galleries are huge and the... More 

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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 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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