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Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

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Skip the line and visit the Great Synagogue. Take a guided tour of the synagogue and its grounds. Learn about the daily life of the Jewish people in Hungary before and after WWII at the Hungarian Jewish Museum and see the Emmanuel Memorial Tree.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe and the second-largest in the world
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry
  • Explore the grounds of the Synagogue and see the Emmanuel Memorial Tree
  • Take a guided tour of the Synagogue, the Heroes’ Temple, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park and the graveyard
Full description
Skip the line and head straight to the security check to start your visit of the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe and the second-largest in the world. Built in 1859, it is one of Budapest’s highlights with its red and yellow brick facade combining Romantic style with Moorish elements. Take a guided tour to hear about its history, architecture and the history of the Hungarian Jews before and after WWII.  Then use your ticket to enter the Hungarian Jewish Museum next to the Synagogue. Learn about the life of the Jewish people in Hungary through everyday objects.  See the famous Emmanuel Memorial Tree in the Synagogue's backyard. Admire this magnificent weeping willow's small metal leaves engraved with a name of a Holocaust victim and plaques honoring non-Jewish rescuers.  Then, finish your visit the graveyard in the backyard of the Heroes’ Temple, the burial site of those who died in the ghetto during WWII.
Includes
  • Guided tour of the Synagogue, the Heroes’ Temple, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, and the graveyard
  • Entry to Synagogue, the Hungarian Jewish Museum, and the temporary exhibitions in the Cellar
  • Entry to the Heroes’ Temple, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, the Lapidarium, and the Synagogue’s graveyard

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    Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The Synagogue is closed on Saturdays and for Jewish holidays
    • Please wear clothes appropriate for a temple (e.g. no sleeveless tops, short skirts or shorts). Men cannot enter the synagogue without covering their heads. A kippah is given at the entrance
    • Please be aware there is a security check upon entry
    • No entry with backpacks larger that hand-luggage
    • It is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in the area
    • Face masks are not currently mandatory, but are recommended
    • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is not currently required
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 2195 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
      4.3/5

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    The guides are very informative and the tour quite interesting. There are parts of the history that are extremely sad but are necessary to learn and understand. A very surprising visit that is both beautiful (the interior of this non-traditional synangogue) and makes you reflect on man's inhumanity to man.

    April 7, 2022

    I liked the visit, but it seems expensive to me, the guide lasts about half an hour and the rest you see and you can be as long as you want. The guide within the character of the area was nice and funny. Something that has to be taken into account is that the Jewish museum and the one with the photos of the time is that if you don't know English you don't know what each thing is.

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    February 6, 2020

    The Synagogue is a fantastic historical building to visit, the largest in Europe. Very interesting to learn about the Jewish culture and way of life. Easy to book online and used printed tickets without any problems. Guides are frequent if you want to go around in a group. We chose to look around at our own pace. The museum is very interesting and The Tree of Life is beautiful. Well worth a visit.

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    November 1, 2019

    Product ID: 131379