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 were recommended by a family member, and the truth is that I regret paying for the ticket. Then we went to the church of Sant Esteban, which is free, and has no comparison, being much prettier the latter.
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  • Simple and moving guided talk and visit. A trip to the museum can extend this attraction and an easy downloadable app that even I a non techy could use added to the experience.  more »
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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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