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The Great Central Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world (the largest is in New York). This is an important place of worship, but we thought it was an important place for people of any faith to visit....More
This is a MUST in Budapest.
It is really interesting to visit Gran Synagoga with interesting news to know and learn.
It is highly recommended to go when visit is combined with a sefardi concert with very good music
As I like architecture and history, it was a pleasure to visit this building and combine both.
The Main Synagogue was an Architectural delight, and a pleasure.
There are multi language explanations about the building, and guided tours included in your admission costs.
This provided some great history of the Jews in Hungary and the Holocaust. Very moving and worth the visit. Museum, synagogue and one of the only cemetery’s located next to synagogue around the world . Some beautiful memorials built to pay tribute to Jews in...More
The synagogue is very beautiful with a few odd stuff like the pulpit and organ. Memorable walk outside. Displays in a thoughtful way the history of the jews and of course the horror of holocaust. Worth seeing.
The Synagogue offers free guided tour in many languages. It’s a very beautiful building. Its museum shows a lot of Jewish artefacts to inform the visitors about their life and religion which are very educational and interesting. Highly recommended. Beware of the dressing code -...More
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the synagogue today. Despite what some other reviewers have said about the entrance price (4000 HUF, which sounded a lot to us at first too), we found it to be worth the money.
We took the...More
If you dress sensibly you will not have any issues at all...we had legs covered and scarves to cover our shoulders and the staff were friendly and polite to us. It is an interesting building with a mixture of styles. The memorial garden is beautiful...More
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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Yes you can but need to follow a security procedure. My husband sent a note to the email on the website and they had him send pictures of both of our passports.
You need to do this in advance; I would guess several weeks
As previously answered.
I would point out the following; (bald) males are required to wear the skull cap (provided for non Jews) despite not having the means to secure it on one's head !!! from personal experience, but... More
As previously answered.
I would point out the following; (bald) males are required to wear the skull cap (provided for non Jews) despite not having the means to secure it on one's head !!! from personal experience, but only inside the synagogue itself.
Nevertheless well worth the visit.