Great / Central Synagogue

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Top 1% in Budapest About the TripExpert Score

5 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The jewel of the Jewish quarter in Budapest is the synagogue. Full review →



Seating 3,000, Europe's largest synagogue was designed by Ludwig Förs and built between 1844 and 1859 in a Byzantine-Moorish style described as "consciously archaic Romantic-Eastern". Full review →


Frommer's 34

Built in 1859, this is the second-largest working synagogue in the world (the largest is in New York City), and the second-oldest large building of those still standing. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The Great Synagogue is the largest Jewish house of worship in the world outside New York City and can seat 3000 people. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

A beautiful building made of coloured brick, topped with two towers with onion-shaped domes. Full review →

Look out for the two floors of galleries in wood, the two chandeliers, the wealth of the decoration on the ribbed ceiling and the arch of alliance.

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