Great Synagogue in Budapest

great synagogue budapest

Buy tickets, opening hours & how to get there

The Great Synagogue in Budapest is very impressive. Not only because its big – it’s the largest in Europe and the second biggest in the world – but also because both the interior and the exterior are very well designed. This synagogue, which can accommodate up to 5.000 people, has the matching nickname… The Great Synagogue.

On this page you find all information need to pay a visit to this impressive building.

Entrance fees Great Jewish Synagogue Budapest

You can only enter the synagogue with a ticket for a guided tour. This are the prices for the tickets at the door:

Children (6-12)1719
Children (0-5)FreeFree
Budapest Card10% discount10% discount

Architectural masterpiece

great synagogue budapest

The Great Synagogue is a magnificent architectural masterpiece that is considered one of the most beautiful synagogues in the world. It was designed in a unique Moorish Revival style, that combines elements of Islamic and Jewish design traditions, by Viennese architect Ludwig Förster and was completed in 1859.

Inside you see colorful frescoes, intricate carvings, and beautiful stained glass windows. The main sanctuary is particularly impressive, with a soaring ceiling and a grand, marble pulpit.

Buy tickets & skip the line

You can only enter the synagogue with a guided tour. During this tour you will learn about the history and architecture of the synagogue, as well as about the history of the Hungarian Jews before, during and after the Second World War.

Buy your tickets nline and you have the following advantages:

Skip the line
Make sure you have a spot
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour

I did the tour myself and I can really recommend it. Not only will you learn more about the Jewish religion, their traditions and about the synagogue itself, but it’s also a good way to learn what happened during the Second World War in Budapest.

Opening hours Great Synagogue Budapest

If you want to go and visit the great synagogue make sure to check the timetables. The synagogue is open on various hours during the year so it’s important to see if it is open on the day and hour you would like to visit.

Sunday – thursday
1 March – 29 April: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
1 May – 23 September: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
28 September – 28 October: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
30 October – 31 December: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

1 March – 28 October: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
30 October – 31 December: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Pay attention: the opening and closing dates and hours may be changed by the Jewish Community last minute without preliminary notice

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Virtual tour synagogue Budapest

You can take a virtual tour and look around. See what to expect from the Great Synagogue:

How to get there?

Address: Dohany utca 2 in the Jewish Quarter
Metro: Take M2 (the red lien) to Astoria station. From there walk down Károly körút to Deák tér.
Bus: Take bus 7 or 7A to Astoria Station. Walk via Károly körút to Deák tér.
Tram: Take tramlines 47 or 49. Get off at Astoria Station. Walk on Karoly korut towards Deak ter.

Looking for a hotel?
Check out my two personal favourites: TG Design suites Aparthotel & Hotel Rum (which is Buda-side of the city). Other hotels which are popular, have good ratings and are located very well are Roombach Hotel and AnVa House.

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