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The world's second-largest synagogue, featuring a room that holds three thousand people, is a center for the large Jewish community of Budapest.
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Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 1 343 0420
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Contel92
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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. There is...More

Thank Raphael58
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Sonia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a guided tour of the Synagogue which well worth doing. Our guide was really informative and gave a very good insight into the history of the building.

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank ADanishMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank EKoHK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t get to go inside. No shorts or singlets allowed. Be prepared if you want to visit. I was disappointed that I didn’t get to go.

Thank A L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank EdinExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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
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1 June 2018|
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Response from joannkf1234 | Reviewed this property |
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
11 April 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
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
26 June 2017|
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Response from Donnayou | Reviewed this property |
Once you are inside, the guide speaks for about 20-30 minutes and the. You are free to look around inside and outside on your own. I would say to allow at least 60-90 minutes.