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Dohány Street Synagogue FAQs

As it is a place of worship, there are some basic rules regarding what you can wear when using your Dohány Street Synagogue tickets. All clothing must cover shoulders and knees. A headcover for men is available upon entry and can be purchased on the spot.

All visitors must go through a security check before entry, while large backpacks and suitcases are not allowed inside and cannot be stored onsite. Guests who do not comply with the above rules may be refused entry.

When you buy Dohány Street Synagogue tickets, you'll get to experience one of the most spectacular (and huge) religious buildings in the world. It's the largest synagogue in Europe by some margin and one of the largest in the world. Dohány Street Synagogue is 75 meters long and 27 meters wide, with seating capacity for almost 3,000 people, as well as additional standing places.

One of the most unique aspects of Dohány Street Synagogue is the building's architecture. Built in the Moorish-revival style, the synagogue features architectural motifs and design principles more reminiscent of North African and Spanish medieval architecture than traditional Jewish architecture.

The building's Viennese architect, Ludwig Förster, made this aesthetic design choice to reference the Arab culture that has been historically associated with the Israelite people.

Tickets overview

  • The largest synagogue in Europe

  • Also known as the Great Synagogue, it's capable of seating 3,000 people

  • Built in Moorish-revival style with North African and Medieval Spanish influences – interestingly, there's no distinctively Jewish architecture

  • It served as inspiration for the Central Synagogue in Manhattan, New York City; the NYC synagogue is a near-exact copy of the Dohány Street Synagogue

  • Famous Hungarian composer Franz Liszt played the original 5,000-pipe organ inside the synagogue

There's a number of ways you can discover the Dohány Street Synagogue and the history of Judaism in Budapest. It's worth noting that you can only enter the synagogue with a ticket for a guided tour, making it all the more important to reserve your tickets in advance.

Dohány Street Synagogue tickets include:

  • Fast-track admission to the Dohány Street Great Synagogue complex

  • The chance to see: the Great Synagogue, the Hungarian Jewish Museum (including temporary exhibitions), Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial, Righteous Gentiles Memorial, Holocaust Cemetery, Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial, and the lapidarium

  • An optional 45-60-minute-long guided tour by an authorized guide of the Synagogue that covers the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, the Heroes' Temple, the synagogue, and the synagogue’s cemetery

  • Dohány Street Synagogue combined with a Jewish Quarter walking tour

  • Entry to the Great Synagogue, a walking tour, plus entry to Kazinczy Street Synagogue

  • A paid ticket is required to visit the Great Synagogue in Budapest

  • Children aged 5 and under can enter for free

  • Opening hours vary throughout the year, check the schedule for the most up-to-date information

  • Expect to spend 45-90 minutes at the Great Synagogue complex

  • After a guided tour of the synagogue you're free to explore monuments like the Tree of Life and the Hungarian Jewish Museum

  • Most of the complex is wheelchair accessible with ramp access. There is also elevator access to the upper floors of the museum, however, some of the galleries are split by steps

  • There is a dress code: clothing must cover shoulders and knees

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antonella,  Italy Italy
01 Apr 2024
Excellent
A wonderful experience, very relaxing and interesting. The structure is well equipped and provides a profound knowledge on important themes of our history.
Dohány Street Great Synagogue: Fast Track
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Anonymous
15 Apr 2024
Excellent
Benjamin is an excellent guide , very enthusiastic and committed. I enjoyed his history explanations and thorough information of the Jewish religion and politics in Hungary
Great Synagogue + Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
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Jacob,  Israel Israel
15 Apr 2024
Excellent
The Hebrew guide was excellent very informative and helpful
Hungarian Jewish Museum & Dohány Synagogue Complex: Fast Track

About: Dohány Street Synagogue

Also known as The Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, Dohány Street Synagogue was built in 1859. It's located in Erzsébetváros, in Budapest's 7th district. The synagogue boasts elements of both Romantic and Moorish architecture and is also home to the Hungarian Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Memorial Room.

This magnificent synagogue, seating 3,000 people, is the biggest in Europe and the second biggest in the world.

Dohány Street Synagogue
Saturday Closed
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Dohány Street Synagogue
Dohány utca 6, 1074, Budapest
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