The Dohány street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest Jewish house of worship in the world. Located in the old Jewish Quarter of Budapest, the synagogue is not only a house of worship, but also a symbol for Hungarian Jews, commemorating dramatic moments of Jewish history. The synagogue gives home to a Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery and a Memorial Garden for the victims of the Holocaust.
As presenting the high-level cultural standard of living of Hungarian Jews, the synagogue became one of Budapest’s defining tourist attractions. The temple was constructed in Moorish style blended with Byzantine elements and special ceramic decorations forming an exceptional and unique exterior design. With the seating capacity of 3000 people, the building has an impressively large interior. The synagogue was built in the former Jewish quarter of Budapest, as the neighbourhood is still strongly connected to the memory of Holocaust. The area where the synagogue is situated was the burial place of several Jewish people that had been a victim of Holocaust. The interior design and inner sanctum deserves special attention as well. The the fancy domes, interesting architectural styles, interior layout and unique organ fascinate all visitors.
VISITING DOHÁNY STREET SYNAGOGUE
Dohány street Synagogue mainly serves as a house of worship but it also hosts cultural events and welcomes visitors to explore the temple where many Jewish people express their faith. During a guided group tour, visitors can discover the Synagogue, the Heroes’ Temple and the Raul Wallenberg Memorial Park. During your visit you will learn more about Jewish culture, customs and history, how Budapest Jewry lived in the city and how they went through brutal repression. Memorial plaques, tombs and monuments commemorates how brave Jewish soldiers and civilians died heroes’ death. The Hungarian Jewish Museum presents the Jewish community by showcasing historical objects, relics, documentations and paintings, moreover the exhibitoin pays our attention to the importance to remember.
The Dohány street Synagogue is located in the 7th district, and can be easily accessible with tram line 47, 49, metro, or by walking from Deák Square. The building is practically open every day for visitors, and admission tickets can be purchased on spot. Taking pictures is allowed in all parts of the building. It is important to keep in mind that the synagogue and the cemetery are holy places. We recommend to read the house rules on the official website before entering the building.
Address: 1074 Budapest, Dohány street 2.