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 synagogue is beautiful and impressive! The tour was in Hebrew, and very interesting! It’s important to come to visit here because it’s one of the biggest and beautifulest synagogues in Europe  more »
  • Beautiful synagogue with sobering story. The English tour, while short, was very informative. I didn’t know about the attempt to assimilate by accepting numerous features of the Christian faith in...  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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