Rumbach Street Synagogue, Budapest

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The Rumbach Street synagogue is located in Belváros, the inner city of the historical old town of Pest, in the eastern section of Budapest.
The synagogue in Rumbach Street was built in 1872 to the design of the Viennese architect Otto Wagner. It served the Status Quo Ante community.
The Moorish Revival synagogue has eight sides and while the interior as of this writing (2008) is badly in need of restoration, the octagonal, balconied, domed synagogue intricately patterned and painted in Islamic style is exquisitely beautiful. It was built not as an exact replica of, but as an homage to the style of the octagonal, domed Dome of the Rock Muslim shrine in Jerusalem.
The Rabbi of the Rumbach Street synagogue was Rabbi Shloime Boruch Schmalhausen up until the Holocaust and deportation of the Jews of Budapest.
Synagogues built in the Moorish Revival style:Leopoldstädter Tempel, Vienna, AustriaCentral Synagogue, New York, USA See Moorish Revival Synagogues for more examples.


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  • Found my way to the Synagogue today and was struck by its beauty . Such a great place of worship and the museum was worth a visit and do a small tour to learn more about the religion. But why charge t...  more »
  • The distance from Deakferenze Square was short, but the road was seemed implausible understood. It seemed to have influenced the walking fearfully because it became a little narrow road. It was on the street.
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  • Pretty exterior, awaiting opening for indoor viewing--having renovations done presently
  • Wonderfully ornamented building...in the restoration process while I visited
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