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Pecs Synagogue

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Address: Kossuth ter, Pecs, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 72 315 881
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This beautiful wooded synagogue, built in 1869, is located in the busy...

This beautiful wooded synagogue, built in 1869, is located in the busy shopping square, Kossuth tér.

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Really interesting, well worth a visit

Pecs synagogue is really interesting on a couple of levels. The building in worth a visit on its own merits and then another level is the history of the local Jewish community in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Pecs synagogue is really interesting on a couple of levels. The building in worth a visit on its own merits and then another level is the history of the local Jewish community in the 19th century and the tragic 20th century history.

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St Augustine FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I saw this as parrot a walking tour. The guide told us some Jewish history and pointed out the interesting clock showing time in Israel. We went inside on our own. Cost was 2 euros per person. Lovely old building with Several interesting features but no explanation. Did not find the organ.

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

It is obvious from the size and opulence of the synagogues in all the major cities of Hungary that the Jews formed a large, powerful and influential community. Hungary has some of the largest and most beautiful synagogues I have ever seen in the world. Do not miss this one.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

One of few synagogues that can be visited, as it's only rarely used due to small size of local jewish community. There is also an exhibition on the 1st floor included in the price worth to see to learn the history of the local community.

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Pozarevac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Despite the fact that the German citizens of Pécs 1692 sworn not to let the members of other religions occur in the city, the number of Jews increased over time and their culture spread. The same architect who designed the great synagogue in Budapest he did drawings for this. On the facade of the synagogue inscription in Hebrew, which means... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We visited this majestic building, guided at first by its kindly custodian, Mr Tibor Kaufmann. He then left us alone to wander as we pleased. There is a printed guide in English which tells all about the history of the synagogue, and a display of photos and artefacts that was too extensive to read thoroughly, so for us it's definitely... More 

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Pecs, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The picture shows the National Theatre of Pécs and not the Synagogue :-( The synagogue is a nice one but nothing special. If you are not interested in Jewish culture then you can skip it. There is some entrance fee. The building is renovated. I like it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Had the joy of singing in this amazing space! No one can prepare you for the moving experience of seeing the memorials to those who died.

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Budapest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Consecrated in 1869 by the Jewish neolog community. On the facade you see a clock and a Hebrew inscription: "For my house, be called to the house of prayer for all people".

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

A must see sightseeing when you visit this romantic city. Stunning synagogue with plenty history. Worth to visit!

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