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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  • We went to visit the synagogue whilst in Budapest for a few days, and we're thoroughly underwhelmed by the visit. Don't get me wrong, the building is beautiful and the mass graves very moving, but oth...  more »
  • The synagogue is very worth seeing. If you have enough time, then you should definitely take the lead. The museum also offers many impressions of Jewish culture.
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  • Steeped in history and with multi lingual tours everyone gets a chance to explore the history and culture of this wonderful building. Regardless of your faith or beliefs this is a must see if in and around the Pest area. It has great restaurant options in close proximity
  • Beautiful place. We haven't been on the tour recently but when we did in 2009 it was fantastic. Still a gorgeous place to visit and read a little about the history while you are nearby. Lovely cafes around the synagogue too.
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