Dohany Street SynagogueCurrently Closed
- Address: Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +36-13430420
- Ticket Price: 3000 HUF
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Specialty Museum, Synagogue
Dohany Street Synagogue - Review
The Great Central Synagogue and the National Jewish Museum are both housed in the same building. Initially the Synagogue was housed here and later in 1931, the museum was added. The building is in the shape of twin towers and after the restoration that took place in 1930, it has become all the more glorious. Jews have had a very painful past in Budapest, specially after the German invasion. The National Museum is a dedication to the ordeal that they went through and a representation of their existence in the past times. Central Synagogue as mentioned earlier has flourished as one of the top Budapest attractions and also as the main worship place for Jews since time immemorial. In the rear courtyard, you will also come across a holocaust memorial called Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park that gives an insight into the unfortunate events that the Jews had to go through.
It is said to be the hidden gem of Dohany Street. According to the history, the memorial was built in honor of the 400,000 Jews who were killed by Nazi. As you observe the memorial minutely, you will notice that it is constructed in the form of weeping willow. Such marvelous concept was created by Imre Varga.
Dohany Street Synagogue Information
- For group visit, prior appointment is required.
- During prayer timings, public visit is not allowed in the Synagogue.
Dohany Street Synagogue Ticket Prices
- Adults: 3000 HUF
- Students: 2000 HUF
- For group visit: Ticket price may vary. Check the official website.
Dohany Street Synagogue Hours
- The Museum may be closed on certain days like the Holocaust Remembrance Day.
How To reach Dohany Street Synagogue by Public Transport
- Take subway M1 (yellow) / M2 (red) / M3 (blue) to Deak ter station, then walk on Karoly korut towards Astoria.
Restaurants Near Dohany Street Synagogue
- Belvarosi Lugas
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Dohany Street Synagogue, Budapest Reviews
This is a magnificent synagogue, the largest in Europe and the 2nd largest in the world. It holds just under 3000 people. The architecture is Moorish style with a interior that’s mixed. The floors are mosaic, there are spectacular chandeliers, a lot of gold , wood , stained glass windows are beautiful. It was designed by 2 Christian architects so you can see the influence with arches, and something you rarely see in a synagogue an organ. There is a mosque influence combined with a basilica taste also. The synagogue has the memorial garden in its center along with a weeping willow sculpture that was donated by Tony Curtis. There is also The Jewish museum inside. Definitely make a morning or afternoon of visiting, you won’t be disappointed.
Was absolutely incredible! One of the most beautiful synagogues I’ve ever been to. Definitely worth the 4,000 entrance fee. I would recommend listening in on the free guided tour inside it really makes the experience. They have free tours for many different languages. The tour guide for English speakers was incredible! Tour lasts about 20-30 minutes.
Awfully I didn't get to visit the inside of the synagogue due to the long line for buying tickets while was raining hard. The synagogue is the biggest in Europe and it's beautiful on the outside too! On my next trip to Budapest I'll visit it for sure, but I don't understand the "high" price for the ticket and not convenient reductions for students.
Beautiful synagogue. Although it was seriously destroyed in the war, it has been been restored very well. The tour guides were fantastic and separated tourists into different languages. One bad thing was the price. It was 4000HUF which is easily the most expensive tourist attraction in Budapest. (I know this might not be too bad for normal people but for a student it is. ) But I’d still recommend it.
One of the biggest, most well conserved synagogues I've ever visited. This must be due to the ample funding provided by the large flow of tourists paying expensive entrances every day that isn't saturday. Regardless, it's simply beautiful.