Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest

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Steep yourself in Judaism and Moorish Revival architecture at Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe, which can seat 3,000 people. Viennese architect Ludwig Forster built the structure between 1854 and 1859 using Islamic influences typical of North Africa and medieval Spain. The synagogue experienced significant destruction during Nazi occupation, when it was bombed and used as a German radio base and stable. However, it was restored to its original design during reconstruction in 1991 and 1998. Visit the site's Heroes' Temple, Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery, and Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park. Step inside to see the synagogue's spectacular interior, famous for the colorful, geometric frescoes designed by Hungarian architect Frigyes Feszl. To visit Dohány Street Synagogue and get the most from your holiday in Budapest, create itinerary details personal to you using our Budapest online day trip planner.
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  • The second biggest synagogue in world. Beautiful decor inside. They also offer free guided tour inside of synagogue. The tour last for approx. 30 minutes. It’s really worth it.  more »
  • A different experience after visiting it. - This is a relatively unique building and it helps refreshing your brain after visiting so many churches and basilica in Europe. -The interior of the...  more »
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  • This synagogue is unique in size, design, and history. It is the largest synagogue in Europe, it is designed like a church (with an organ), it is lavish, and it reflects the history of the affluent Jewish community of Budapest. Be sure to book a guide, and one who knows Jewish culture and history. There is a lot to learn about this place and it's importance in Hungary. The cemetery and monuments on the side and rear offer interesting insights into Jewish life in Budapest over the centuries.
  • Guided tour/introduction is provided free of charge, recommended to join. Only ISIC card is acceptable for student discount. The closing time is sharp so better allow more time such that you can finish all exhibitions inside.
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