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Medieval Jewish Chapel (Kozepkori Zsido Imahaz)

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Address: 26 Tancsics Mihaly utca, Budapest, Hungary
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+36 1 375 7533 ext. 243
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I attempted to visit this location twice during their opening hours, and no one ever answered. I emailed the location per the address on their sign, and I am still waiting for a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
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Irving, Texas
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Irving, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I attempted to visit this location twice during their opening hours, and no one ever answered. I emailed the location per the address on their sign, and I am still waiting for a response. This is very unfortunate as I am sure it's a wonderful place to visit. The next time I am in Budapest I will make sure I... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This very small section of a late 14th centuary synagogue is worth a visit. It provides some history of the Jews in the city in the early history of the city from the 13th century. The tombstones are magnificent and part of three columns have been restored.

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Thank Brian M
Esher, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One of the hidden gem attractions in the castle area of Buda, recommended as part of a day visiting (and walking) around this extremely beautiful part of the city.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

It seems that they now charge for this "chapel". To me it was someones living room, painted white with all the furniture removed for the day. The story was typed up neatly (for the want of saying something nice about it) for you to read, which takes about two mins of your time. 800 florints charge is a bit naughty... More 

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Thank vixxy1969
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

There just wasn't much to see. It's a small room with a couple of pictures and placards about the Jews of Hungary. There are some tombstones from the old cemetery and some inscriptions in the walls from the 1300s.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

At the north end of Castle Hill close to the Archives and Vienna Gate. No signage to indicate where it is. Just go by the street number location and ring the bell to get in. We were immediately given access. There was no fee either to view the headstones or to get in to the chapel. There are about 20... More 

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Thank chitownsam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

It cost 800 florints each to access this and initially all we saw on entering was a seemingly empty white room with a few posters on the walls. There are two early 17th century inscriptions high on the wall in the second section, a bow and a star of David. They are interesting considering the context in which they were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

It takes some persistence to find and see this synagogue, but it is worth it. Follow to marked tourist maps in the area to locate it, then look closely at doors near the Lutheran church. Ring the bell to enter. There is an entrance fee, in florints, so have cash. To the left of the entrance is a remarkable collection... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

It was closed with a back in a minute sign on the door, we really wanted to see it so we waited... 10 minutes later it was opened. Firstly if u r not aware of its existence you will not be as it is not advertised anywhere unless you look carefully on the big wooden maps. Not worth the money... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

The 5 star review may seem like an exaggeration for an almost miniscule exhibit that seems to be unknown even to tour guides. But for the student of history, this 1 room synagogue with medieval frescoes (indicating Sephardi roots during the time of the Ottoman rule), is a place of significance.The single page of explanation in English states that the... More 

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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