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“Synagogue”

Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
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Ranked #32 of 475 things to do in Budapest
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Owner description: The world's second-largest synagogue, featuring a room that holds three thousand people, is a center for the large Jewish community of Budapest.
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Incredible history of the Jews in Budapest. Excellent guided tours

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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Make the effort and go, it's a bit away from some of the other attractions but you will be well rewarded by a fantastic building. We were there just as Sabbath was starting which meant we did not go in, but the outside alone and the people watching were well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

It is more a museum than a House of worship in its atmosphere, but the architecture is splendid

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

The synagogue itself is good to see but it was the mass graves in the garden that was so moving. There is a small, simple exhibition telling you about the people that died here and it really is something you should see.

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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Albeit the synagogue is a local landmark, and the stories and history are relevant to the purpose of visiting Budapest. The costs involved, just to enter, take away any real appreciation.
The gift shops were so over priced, it made Disney look like a bargain.
The tours were on top of each other, so there were always five languages being spoken at one time. So you could not hear the tour guide as well.
Forced to wear a skull cap (Yamaka) was a bit over the top as well. I am not Jewish, but have great respect for their culture and ideals. However, to make me wear a yamaka is like making a Jew wear a cross.
The attached museum is overpriced as well, and unless you're Jewish, or can read Hebrew, it is a waste of time.
The burial grounds outside in the rear of the synagogue are hallowed ground and to visit them is sobering and will leave an indelible mark on your conscious. Like visiting a concentration camp, it will move you. They also charge you more money to visit them.

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