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Holocaust Memorial Center

Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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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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Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
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+36 1 455 3333
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Reviewed yesterday

Very enlightening and very sad. Something to see for sure. A learning experience that everyone should see.

Thank RoyceJoggerst
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although one knows the history of that era, however, seeing the actual footages of the events were very chilling.. how human beings treated other human beings because of different culture, beliefs and norm..

Thank Cynthia K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The synagogue itself is stunning with a strange mix of Moorish and romantic periods. It is simply beautiful. The free tour guide is brilliantly informative and answered questions very well. The unbelievably sad history of what happened to the Jewish community here is brought home...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the beginning we thought that this memorial would be a statue or something like that but it is a museum. The entrance fee is not expensive and there is also a student discount (if I remember correctly). There are displays and videos during the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone should visit and see what happened to the People of Hungary. The people have made an awesome memorial center to remember all those persecuted. It is a big part of Hungarian history.

Thank Valerie T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was incredibly well done. While certainly sad and painful, it is an important tribute to lives lost during the Holocaust. There is a TON of information packed into this space. After winding through videos, written information, and artifacts, you end up inside the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a touching place to visit to remember those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Worth visiting!

Thank laurasan10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and Moving Visit. Includes the Holocaust Museum , the Grand Synagogue and the Synagogue Museum

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

An interesting and educational exhibition. Good background information, thoughtfully presented with some disturbing videos.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Not knowing much about Hungarian history, I learned a lot here. It wasn’t just the Nazi’s but the Hungarian people whose anti-semitism began to erode the rights of the Jews prior to the war. Allies of Germany, the Arrow Cross party and Hungarian leaders subsequently...More

Thank Cathy C
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Jenny L
19 December 2017|
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Response from 475sandy | Reviewed this property |
If you teach history, you will want more than two hours to experience the significance of this place. It brings the trauma to life in a very unique way, and it causes the visitor to remember and feel the sorrow. It is a... More
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adeblois
22 March 2017|
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Response from Leigh-Harrington | Reviewed this property |
Unless they are particularly sensitive they should be fine there are one or too disturbing photos but it is more about people's stories than anything else
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Response from FayeInAmsterdam | Reviewed this property |
Hello, at the entrance will be fine.
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