Rumbach Street Synagogue, Budapest

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The Rumbach Street synagogue (Hungarian: Rumbach utcai zsinagóga) is located in Belváros, the inner city of the historical old town of Pest, in the eastern section of Budapest.

The synagogue in Rumbach Street was built in 1872 to the design of the Viennese architect Otto Wagner. It served the more conservative members of the Neológ community of Pest.


The Moorish Revival synagogue has eight sides and while the interior is badly in need of restoration, the octagonal, balconied, domed synagogue intricately patterned and painted in Islamic style is exquisitely beautiful. It was built not as an exact replica of, but as an homage to the style of the octagonal, domed Dome of the Rock Muslim shrine in Jerusalem.


The synagogue sometimes hosts plays and photo exhibits*. There is some labeling of items in the synagogue many of which are in a state of ruin*.


The Rabbi of the Rumbach Street synagogue was Rabbi Shloime Boruch Schmalhausen until the Holocaust and deportation of the Jews of Budapest.
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  • Just passsed this synagogue from the outside, but definitively one of the most amazing ones I have seen. Also go around to see the graves on the side.  more »
  • Before my visits to the Synagogues in Budapest I had no knowledge of the many various different types of the Jewish Faith. Smaller place but well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Best Sinagoga I visit. Within the ticket, you always have a guided tour starting every 30 minutes around, in several language. The explanation is perfect, best ever in a church or other religious place
  • A warm friendly congregation. A beautiful Shabbat Service

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