The Great Synagogue in Budapest is very impressive. Not only because its big, it’s the biggest in Europe and the second biggest in the world, but also because both interior and exterior are very well designed. This synagogue, wich can accomodate up to 5000 people, has the matching nickname ‘The Great Synagogue’. On this page you will find all information you need to visit it.
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:
|Childeren (6-12 year)||1200||3,5|
|Children younger than 6||Free||–|
Buy your tickets now: it’s cheaper & faster
You can buy your tickets for the tour online. Not only can you skip the line when you are at the synagogue, but even better: the tickets are also cheaper. Buy your ticket now online for only £12.16. The tour takes about 45 minutes and will lead you amongst others:
– through the synagogue
– past the heroes temple
– the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial Park
– the Holocaust cemetery
I did the tour myself and I can surely recommend it. Not only will you learn more about the jewish religion and 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 2019
If you want to go and visit the great synagogue make sure you check the timetables well. The synagogue opens its door on various hours during the year. Make sure you will check the schedules underneath plus the exceptions underneath them.
|Sunday till thursday||Opening hours|
|1st of March – 27th of April||10.00AM – 5.30PM|
|29th of April – 30th of September||10.00AM – 6.30PM|
|1st of October – 26th of October||10.00AM – 5.30PM|
|28th of October – 31st of December||10.00AM – 3.30PM|
|1st of January – 28th of February||10.00AM – 1.30PM|
|1st of March – 26th of October||10.00AM – 3.30PM|
|28th of October – 31st of December||10.00PM – 1.30PM|
|1st of january – 31st of December||closed|
The synagogue and the Jewish museum are closed, or have different opening hours, on some special days in the year. Check these dates here:
|Month||Dates closed or different closing hours|
|April||19th, 21st, 26th closed & 25th open untill 1.30PM|
|May||20th & 21st closed|
|June||9th & 10th closed|
|September||29th & 30th closed|
|October||1, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 closed & 13 and 20 open until 1.3PM|
|December||24th & 25th closed|
Pay attention: the opening and closing dates and hours may be changed by the Jewish Community last minute without preliminary notice
How to get there
Address: Dohany utca 2 in the Jewish Quarter
Metro: Take M2 (the red lijn) 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.