Dohany Street Synagogue, Budapest
About Dohany Street Synagogue, Budapest
Dohany Street Synagogue, Budapest - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary
Ticket Price: 3000 HUF
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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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 Opening and Closing 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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A very beautiful interior/exterior. Admission is reasonable. A very enjoyable and informed tour guide who recommended other things to see in relation to Jewish community of Budapest.
My ticket was purchased through a disastrously disorganized tour company. My hopes of encountering an "adult in charge" were smashed to bits upon arrival. The place was overly packed, with groups encroaching upon groups. Five stars to the kindly older Jewish Holocaust survivor who explained the contents of the museum artifacts. After he left us, things swiftly returned to a minus rating. Tried to get a bottle of water at the concession stand, the woman working refused to get off of her cell phone, or even make eye contact. As a Jew, I found the staff seemed to be desecrating the memory of those who suffered in the Holocaust by using the disorganized tour as a way to beg for donations. This tour, and venue, are a "Never Again" rating from me.
Beautiful synagogue, worth visiting. There is also a museum inside which you can visit. The entire area is nice, there are some Jewish restaurants and other Jewish memorials, too.
A beautiful place to visit, if you go to Budapest, you MUST visit. Great story behind the architecture. If possible, follow a guide which is included with the entrance fee. Worth every minute and cent you pay.
Not worth it. The expensive price of the ticket did include a guided tour, entrance to the museum, and use of the bathroom, but the guide was grumpy, quiet, and sounded like she was reading a memorized script. It felt like a woe-is-me complaint with a lot of insertions about getting donations. I was very unimpressed. The place was also quite crowded. The museum was uninformative. Many exhibits were unlabeled, and those that were just had a white printed A4 paper explaining what the item was. I felt that anyone who wasn't already very familiar with Jewish traditions would be quite lost. The synagogue itself was an odd mixture of Moorish architecture, making it look like a mosque, and Christian architecture, making it look like a church, with Jewish elements. Don't waste your time here. Go to one of the other nearby synagogues for a much better use of your time and money.
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