1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Grand Synagogue, Budapest

Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

Product ID: 131379
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Skip the line and visit the Great Synagogue. Take a guided tour of the synagogue and its grounds. Learn about the daily life of the Jewish people in Hungary before and after WWII at the Hungarian Jewish Museum and see the Emmanuel Memorial Tree.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe and the second-largest in the world
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry
  • Explore the grounds of the Synagogue and see the Emmanuel Memorial Tree
  • Take a guided tour of the Synagogue, the Heroes’ Temple, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park and the graveyard
Full description
Skip the line and head straight to the security check to start your visit of the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe and the second-largest in the world. Built in 1859, it is one of Budapest’s highlights with its red and yellow brick facade combining Romantic style with Moorish elements.

Take a guided tour to hear about its history, architecture and the history of the Hungarian Jews before and after WWII. 

Then use your ticket to enter the Hungarian Jewish Museum next to the Synagogue. Learn about the life of the Jewish people in Hungary through everyday objects. 

See the famous Emmanuel Memorial Tree in the Synagogue's backyard. Admire this magnificent weeping willow's small metal leaves engraved with a name of a Holocaust victim and plaques honoring non-Jewish rescuers. 

Then, finish your visit the graveyard in the backyard of the Heroes’ Temple, the burial site of those who died in the ghetto during WWII.
Includes
  • Guided tour of the Synagogue, the Heroes’ Temple, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, and the graveyard
  • Entry to Synagogue, the Hungarian Jewish Museum, and the temporary exhibitions in the Cellar
  • Entry to the Heroes’ Temple, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, the Lapidarium, and the Synagogue’s graveyard

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Synagogue is closed on Saturdays and for Jewish holidays
• Please wear clothes appropriate for a temple (e.g. no sleeveless tops, short skirts or shorts). Men cannot enter the synagogue without covering their heads. A kippah is given at the entrance
• Please be aware there is a security check upon entry
• No entry with backpacks larger that hand-luggage
• It is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in the area
• Last access is permitted 30 minutes before the closing time

Guided tour operating hours:
• English, Italian, Spanish and French tours run every 30 minutes from 10:30 AM up until 1 hour before closing time
• German, Russian, Hebrew and Hungarian tours run every 60 minutes from 10:30 AM up until 1.5 hours before closing time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2097 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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The Synagogue is a fantastic historical building to visit, the largest in Europe. Very interesting to learn about the Jewish culture and way of life. Easy to book online and used printed tickets without any problems. Guides are frequent if you want to go around in a group. We chose to look around at our own pace. The museum is very interesting and The Tree of Life is beautiful. Well worth a visit.

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November 1, 2019

It pays to buy the ticket online as we walked right in, and the ticket buying line was 100 people long. There is a free tour with the ticket which was actually excellent but was also rushed and not as frequent as advertised (every 30 minutes) because they were short on guides.

October 27, 2019

The Synagogue is beautiful. The tour of the Synagogue, the cemetery, and the Memorial Garden is about 45 minutes, after which you may visit the exhibition about the fate of the Budapest Jews during WWII, the museum, and return to the cemetery and the Synagogue if you wish. Highly recommend.

October 20, 2019

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