Dohány Street Synagogue

Dohány Street Synagogue

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.

Visiting Dohány Street Synagogue

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.

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.

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