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: Architecture , Specialty Museums, Synagogue
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.
- For group visit, prior appointment is required.
- During prayer timings, public visit is not allowed in the Synagogue.
- Adults: 3000 HUF
- Students: 2000 HUF
- For group visit: Ticket price may vary. Check the official website.
- The Museum may be closed on certain days like the Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- Take subway M1 (yellow) / M2 (red) / M3 (blue) to Deak ter station, then walk on Karoly korut towards Astoria.
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24.53% of people who visit Budapest include Dohany Street Synagogue in their plan
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38.46% of people start their Dohany Street Synagogue visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Dohany Street Synagogue
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An inspiring and thought provoking guided tour of the synagogue and the Holocaust Memorial. An important exhibit of the Holocaust in located in the basement of the synagogue. It will take 45-60 minutes to read through it, but well worth the time. After the tour, visit the Jewish Museum. All is included in the price of the entry ticket.
A beautiful and preserved monument of faith, open to people from all across the world, it's a great example of architecture, design, colour and style. It's one of the biggest synagogues in Europe, very close to the very of Budapest. The tickets are not expensive, the guided tours are in many different languages.
Very moving hour at the Dohány Street Synagogue. The silver leaves on the tree are the names of people from Budapest who perished during the Holocaust. You get a better idea the further back you stand. The tour of the inside of the Synagogue was amazing. And I shared time with a woman from Boston and we found we had Jewish geography in common. Love when that happens.
Beautiful synagogue, the largest in Europe and 2nd-largest in the world. Also a moving Holocaust memorial and a mass grave from the Budapest ghetto. A nice museum of Hungarian Jewish artifacts upstairs. Well worth taking the time to visit.
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.