Budapest Synagogue – Jewish Museum

Posted in Museums in Budapest by arpiboy on November 2nd, 2006

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Budapest Synagogue and the Jewish Museum

dohany utca zsinagogaThe glorious building of Budapest Synagogue in Byzantine Moorish style is the largest synagogue of Europe. It was built by Viennese architect Ludwig Forstner in the middle of 19th century. One of Budapest’s most imposing historical monuments it is faced in white and red brick with a wealth of ceramic decorative elements and two onion dome towers. The Jewish museum has an unequalled collection of Jewish related items from Roman period to the 20th century.

The Budapest Synagogue is situated in the Dohany Street and it is between the Astoria and the Deak Ferenc (ter) square closer to Astoria. Easy to get there by public transport: bus, tram, trolley bus, subway (metro) because it is in the city center of Budapest.

The Jewish Museum built in fitting style and attached to the uniquely beautiful Dohany Street Synagogue has an unparalleled collection of Judaica.

Permanent exhibitions: devotional objects for Jewish celebrations, everyday objects, history of the Hungarian Holocaust.

Budapest Synagogue photo
Opening hours of the Budapest Synagogue and the Jewish Museum:

Mon-Thur: 10 am.-5pm. (10 am-3pm between 1 of November and 14 of April)
Fri, Sun: 10am-2pm.
The price of admission (HUF 500-2000) includes entry to the Jewish Museum and the Budapest Synagogue.

Dohany street 2.
Tel: +36 (1) 342-9849

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