Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest in Europe and the second-largest one in the world. It can seat 3,000 people.
It is also known as The Great Synagogue and as Tabakgasse Synagogue.
The onion-shaped domes with gilded ornament make the synagogue on the Dohany street of Pest look like an oriental, Moorish building.
Its style caught on, and synagogues built later worldwide were often designed in the same fashion.
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What to expect at Dohány Street Synagogue
The guided tour helps you learn about the building’s history, architecture, and the history of Hungarian Jews before and after WWII.
After showing you around the Synagogue, the tour guide takes you to the Hungarian Jewish Museum.
Through everyday things, you learn about the life of the Jewish people in Hungary.
At the end of your tour, you visit the Heroes’ Temple’s graveyard, containing the graves of people who died in the ghetto during WWII.
Tickets for The Great Synagogue
With this skip-the-line ticket, you can walk up to the security checkpoint without standing in any queue.
The ticket includes a tour of the Synagogue, Heroes’ Temple, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, and the graveyard with a guide.
The local expert stays with you all through the experience.
You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
Cost of ticket: 7235 Ft (€20)
Since this is a visit to a place of worship, guests must dress appropriately (e.g., no sleeveless tops, short skirts, or shorts).
Men are required to cover their heads while entering the Synagogue. At the entry, a kippah is presented.
No backpacks bigger than hand luggage are permitted.
It is not permitted to eat, drink, or smoke in the area.
How to reach The Great Synagogue
Dohány Street Synagogue is located in the Jewish Quarter of Pest, and its address is Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074, Hungary. Get Directions
It is best to reach the attraction by public transport.
You can take the subway M1 (Yellow), M2 (Red), or M3 (Blue) to Deak Ter station, then walk on Karoly Korut towards Astoria.
You can take subway M2, tram 47, 49 or bus 7, 78 to Astoria station, then walk on Karoly Korut towards Deak Ter.
The Great Synagogue’s timings
The Great Synagogue is open from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays except for Friday, when it closes early at 2 pm.
On Saturdays, the Synagogue remains closed, and on Sundays, it is open from 10 am to 4 pm.
The last entry is one hour before closure.