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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 19 April 2016

The tour of the Jewish Quarters was one of the highlights of my tour. The history included facts that I never read about in our history books. It was touching, and disgusting at the same time. Our guide "Aggie" was so knowledgeable and her passion...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2016

If you're more of an intrepid explorer and wish to tire your feet out by walking further south down the river, then visit this place. It is a beautiful and harrowing tribute to the many who lost there lives under German occupation of Budapest. Staggering...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

It took my friend and me a bit until we found it but when we did, it was worth the search. The outside is very nice, structure and building are quite unique and beautiful. Once inside, it's like you've stepped into a new time. I...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a very interesting museum to visit if one wants to know more about the Holocaust. I will highly recommend people to visit this museum.

Thank Carolina P
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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

A very important museum that tells the history and the tragedy of the Jews of Hungary. A must for every person. Prepare to spend there 2-3 hours.

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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice work done to tell the story, while focusing on different aspects of the holocaust. Definetly Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I think it's my favorite museum in Budapest. Wonderfull design, thoughtfull exhibition. I strongly reccomend to everyone interested in Holocaust, even to those who not...maybe here you get ,,the feeling"...

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

There is quite a bit of overlap between the Holocaust Memorial Center and the House of Terror from a history standpoint. Both are very well done and informative. For my time, I would see the House of Terror.

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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Having recently been to Auschwitz, unfortunately this museum can't compare; however, it was a sobering experience. Very tragic of course, yet extremely intriguing. I wish it was bigger and there was more to it, but what was there was a great experience.

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Such thought has been put into the museum it really takes you on a journey. The sound effects, the videos, then carefully selected artefacts... someone has put a lot of thought into this, truly a memorial indeed. My only complaint is at the end it...More

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Jenny L
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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
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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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Hello, at the entrance will be fine.
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