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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  • I just made the visit to the synagogue. The entrance is 4500 guilders, which to change, are about €14. It includes a guided tour of the synagogue, the cemetery and the courtyard, and for free, the museum and the exhibition. Abusive price for what it is. I never visited before any other, and the title of the second largest in the world, after the New York, and the photos I saw on the Internet, encouraged me to visit. It is nice, but you can only visit the main floor, and the museum and the exhibition, very small and sparse. Had I known, I would have invested that money in other visits or attractions:-(
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  • This is the largest Synagogue in Europe. We arrived at 10.15am and there was an incredibly long queue at the ticket booth. Tour buses drop travellers off early, so be warned . If you don't like queuei...  more »
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  • Beautiful interiors, besides the most obvious equally marvelous external facade. Paying the admission fee is worth the price. The guide we got (Italian language) was extremely knowledgeable. Do not miss the memorial garden with the Emmanuel Tree
  • Amazing, essential and big. Also attached are memorials, museum and sculpture garden. Security is fairly tight, your bag will be searched and your pockets emptied before you get in. It is an *awesome* building and the museum is very interesting & informative, the memorials hard core and very moving. Not cheap to get in, but there it is.
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