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Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 343 0420
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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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

We were lucky and had an excellent English speaking guide who added a lot to the visit. the museum is also worth a visit. It is included in the admission price.

Thank CAK45
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The synagogue is actually a complex comprising the main synagogue, an additional synagogue, a commerorial garden and a museum. By Hungarian standards the entrance price of 4000HUF is a little steep although by European standards not so much. Also considering the size of the grounds...More

Thank Etienne F
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is really a beautiful building and the story is great. BUT it is way to expensive. We have regreted that we did go there.. Sorry to say, but it wasn´t worth the money

Thank MRPeterMogensen
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was in Budapest in 1996, and the Central Synagogue was closed then for renovations. It is now a functioning synagogue, and one of 25 (!!!) in Budapest!! It is part of a complex which includes a school, day care, and a courtyard.

Thank laura g
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am not religious but at last jewish holidays I come to see how jewish abroad celebrate in the synagoge and it was emitiinated. First time I heard am organ who play not only jewish songs but also modern pop music as the beatles. This...More

Thank Zvi W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The outside of this synagogue is without doubt one of the best in Budapest. Around the left hand side you can view the tree of life for free through the fence, being the largest synagogue in the world outside of New York has really put...More

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We joined an existing tour and got a brief explanation to the building which is beautiful, but the history and stories were quite limited and we felt not worth the money. In retrospect we should have just admired the building from the outside!

Thank stratfordsub
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was so looking forward to seeing the Great Synagogue. From the outside it is stunning, the most beautiful synagogue I’ve ever seen. However, it was Simchat Torah (festival) and was therefore closed to the public! Will have to return to Budapest.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Both from the outside and the inside it is a bit hard to recognize is this as a synagogue. In fact it is the largest in Europe, seating 3000. The building Was built in the mid 19th century and reflects both heavy Moorish and Catholic...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the worlds 2nd largest synagogue! Must see! The guide, who must be part of the organization, was superb. She explained the history in an interesting and informative way. She also took us to the Tree of Life and cemetery. (Rest room, too) Don’t...More

Thank Nicki S
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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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.
18 June 2017|
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Response from gericUk | Reviewed this property |
You can organise tickets in advance. It does get pretty crowded but one of the most interesting places to visit!
Bruce B
22 May 2017|
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.