Great Synagogue Budapest

great synagogue budapest

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:

TicketForintPoundUS DollarEuro
Children (6-12 year)12003,543,5
Children younger than 6FreeFreeFreeFree

Buy your tickets now: it’s cheaper & faster

Buy your ticket now online for only £12.99 and skip the line 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

great synagogue Budapest

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 thursdayOpening hours
1st of March – 27th of April10.00 AM – 5.30 PM
29th of April – 30th of September10.00 AM – 6.30 PM
1st of October – 26th of October10.00 AM – 5.30 PM
28th of October – 31st of December10.00 AM – 3.30 PM
FridayOpening hours
1st of January – 28th of February10.00 AM – 1.30 PM
1st of March – 26th of October10.00 AM – 3.30 PM
28th of October – 31st of December10.00 PM – 1.30 PM
SaturdayOpening hours
1st of january – 31st of Decemberclosed

The synagogue and the Jewish museum are closed, or have different opening hours, on some special days in the year. Check these dates here:

MonthDates closed or different closing hours
April19th, 21st, 26th closed & 25th open untill 1.30PM
May20th & 21st closed
June9th & 10th closed
September29th & 30th closed
October1, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 closed & 13 and 20 open until 1.3PM
November1st closed
December24th & 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.

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  • Reply
    18 September 2019 at 14:49

    Is it possible to pay by card? I’d like to buy the ticket at the ticket office next to synagogue.

    • Reply
      19 September 2019 at 12:16

      I am 99% sure you can. It’s one of the biggest tourist attractions in Budapest and in most places in the city you can pay by card. But if you want to be sure you can also buy a ticket online on forehand. It is not more expensive then buying it in the ticket office next to the synagogue and you can avoid the queue. Worst case scenario you can cancel the ticket (free cancellation up to 24 hours before).

      Have fun in Budapest!

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