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Address: Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
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+36 1 455 3333

The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the...

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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Discovered this purely by chance whilst on a walk through the city. Definitely a place to visit, with lots to learn.

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Discovered this purely by chance whilst on a walk through the city. Definitely a place to visit, with lots to learn.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this to be a very moving exhibit and more informative than the Terror Museum. So very sad to see what history but very tastefully done. We just happened to be in the area so we decide to stop and and I'm glad we did.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On our first visit to Berlin we didn't actually go to the Holocaust Memorial Centre, so this time it was a priority. It really does give you a jogging reminder of what the Nazi Germans did to Jewish people, the LGBTQ community, disabled people, journalists and anybody who did not agree or fit in with the Nazis ideal. Less we... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I found this exhibition very interesting. There was loads of information and things to view, as well as videos. I learnt a lot that I did not know before. I would say you need about 2 hours here to read everything in full. The outside part was still under construction but looked like it will be finished... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to give this place a poor rating, but we walked from our hotel to the Holocaust Memorial Center when it was supposed to be open, and when we arrived, it was closed for renovations. The website says, "The Holocaust Memorial Center will be closed between February 20 and March 10 for renovations." We went there April 2nd, and... More 

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Orinda, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Holocaust Memorial in Budapest is another reminder of the horrors of Nazism....The Jewish community in Hungary was vibrant, large, and beautiful....so many THOUSANDS extinguished.

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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit, very tastefully done. Quite sad to read what happened to the Jews. Can be hard to find, out of the city and away from shops etc

Thank michelle_houghton
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came and spent a half-day, quickly visiting the Jewish museum and then slowly walking through the Holocaust memorials. The graveyard gave me goosebumps; all the markers show up to 1945. :( "Never again" is a powerful declaration. Take your time in the Raoul Wallenberg memorial park. The Emanuel Tree is beautiful, and the stained glass memorial too. These are... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went online saw reviews that it was closed but called and went on the centers site it clearly said they were open. I was terribly disappointed to have arrived there and told that only the synagogue was open for viewing and the holocaust center was still under renovations.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the museum was closed for refurbishment. The security guard was lovely tho and let us into the courtyard and the synagogue. Inside they had information some artefacts and letters/stories. It was an excellent snapshot, think the museum will be harrowing but very informative when finished.

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