Designed by a Viennese architect this synagogue is the largest in Europe. It has 3 naves and true to tradition it has separate galleries for women. It can hold up to 3,000 worshippers. The synagogue holds a museum within it housing a vast collection of historical relics.
Its an impressive building at first sight closer to Astoria square and Deak ter..it was building in the middle of 19th century by an austrian (Forster). The face og the bulding is in white and red brick with a wealth of ceramiche entrance is not free, costs around 400 and 1000HUF and alow enter to the museum
This synagogue built in Byzantine-Moorish style is largest in Europe. We entered synagogue and were amazed to see a lot of ornaments and decorations inside. It is so different from synagogues in Israel with their modesty of interior.
The price of admission includes entry to synagogue and the Jewish museum where Jewish related items from the Roman period to the present day are assembled. If you want to take pictures in synagogue, you are expected to give some donation.
In the courtyard of the Great Synagogue there is a weeping willow made of granite and steel to commemorate the Hungarian Jews killed in World War II. Each metal leaf is engraved with the names of Nazi victims.
Completed in 1859, this is the second largest synagogue in the world.
It features a room that can hold an estimated 3,000 people, catering for the large Jewish Community of Budapest.
Its was restored to its former glory after it was partially destroyed in WW2. The 2 domes were repaired to their former brilliance, and today the Synagogue is one of the many beautiful landmarks of Budapest.
VIIITH Jewish Summer Festival Aug 27-Sep 4: Program: Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. Miskolc Symphony Orchestra. From 7pm at Dohány utca Synagogue. Budapest Jazz Orchestra. 7pm at Rumbach Sebestyén utca Synagogue). Organizers: Jewish Cultural Center, Pest, District VII. Síp utca 12. Tel: 343-0420, www.jewishfestival.hu. Details under Aug 27.
The Great Synagogue, built in the late 1850's, is one of the outstanding religious buildings in Europe. It is the largest synagogue in Europe, and it is a stunningly beautiful building inside and out. Whatever your religious persuasion - even if you have none at all - make it your business to see this lovely building. Incidentally, when in America, be sure to visit the Central Synagogue on Lexington Avenue and 55th Street in New York City . Its design was inspired by the Great Synagoge, although it is somewhat smaller.
In Dohany street you can see one of the biggest and nice synagogue. It has got a Byzantine-Moresque facade made by Ludwig Forster in 1854-1859. Near the nice synagogue there is a building built in the same style of the synagogue that is a very interesting museum where you can find many objects about the Hungarian Jewish people and them history.
Behing the main Synagogue in Dohany street, you can find the park named after the famous Swedish diplomat Raul Wallenberg.
In the center of the park there is the Tree of Life, modelled after a weeping willow. The tree is a memorial of the 600.000 martyrs who were victims of the holocaust.
This synagogue is one of the biggest synagogues in the world. Apart from its size, it's also one of the most beautiful ones. It has a moorish architectural style with two towers. Inside it looks like a church rather than a synagogue, which was strange.
In the back there's a monument to Raoul Wallenberg.
This is something you should not miss!
The Budapest synagogue is world's second largest and Europe's largest. It can seat about 3000 people.
This beautiful building is in the Pest side of town: it scenic, it glitters in the sun and... it's impossible to visit unless you take the official guided tour. In winter 2005 they asked for 1900 florins - or else about 8 euros. not exactly cheap for a religious building, which I believe they should be free. I did not go inside.
What I missed, inside, is the Jewish Heroes' Mausoleum and Temple, in memory of the Jewish people killed in WWII.
This is the biggest synagogue in Hungary and one of the biggest ones in Europe. The two twin towers are bulb-shaped with a height of 43 meters. The gigantic church, which offers place for more than 3000 people inside, was built in 1859. No guided tours or information every Saturday (as it’s Sabbat).
The Central Synagoge in Budapest is the second biggest synagoge in the world. The biggest is in New York.
The Central Synagoge was completed in 1859 and was designed by Lajos Förster. The two impressive domes make the synagoge to one of the most present buildings of Pest. The facade of the front is decorated by blue, yellow and red bricks, that are the colours of the city of Pest.
It is possible to visit the synagoge. From monday till friday it´s open from 10:00 - 15:00 and at sundays from 10:00 - 13:00. You have to wear appropiate clothing, off course.
The Great Synagogue of Dohany street was built between 1854-1859 by the Neolog Jewish community of Pest according to the plans of the Viennese architect Frigyes Feszl and Ludwig Förster. In 1996 they finished it's reconstruction, so nowdays it shows it's original splendor.
It's really a great synagogue, in size as well, since it's capacity is 2,964 seats (1,492 for men and 1,472 in the women’s galleries) making it one of the largest in the world and the biggest in Europe.
The building has a lenghth of more than 53 meters and it's 26.5 meters wide. The design of the Dohany Street synagogue, while basically in a Moorish style, also features a mixture of Byzantine, Romantic, and Gothic elements.
The 5,000 tube organ of the synagogue was built in 1859; Franz Liszt and C. Saint-Saens are probably the most famous musicians that played on this remarkable instrument.
Next to this synagogue there’s the Jewish Museum (with a Holocaust memorial room) and the Hall of Heroes (with the Monument of Hungarian Jewish Martyrs). The two towers of the building are 43 meters high. Inside the Synagogue very special concerts are held.
When you are visiting the wonderful Central Synogogue in Budapest, the largest Synagogue in Europe b.t.w., don´t stuck to the frontside of the building. When you walk to the leftside of the building, you will discover the very impressive Memorial Tree, in memory of the victims of WW II.