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 interior and exterior are very well designed. This synagogue, which can accommodate up to 5000 people, has the matching nickname ‘The Great Synagogue’.
On this page you will find all information you need to visit it.
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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:
With a Budapest Card you get 10% discount on the ticket.
Buy tickets & skip the line
As mentioned above, you can only enter the synagogue with a guided 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 ticket now online and skip the line.
I did the tour myself and I can really recommend it. Not only will you learn more about the Jewish religion & 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 2019
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 till thursday||Opening hours|
|1 March – 27 April||10.00 AM – 5.30 PM|
|29 April – 30 September||10.00 AM – 6.30 PM|
|1 – 26 October||10.00 AM – 5.30 PM|
|28 October – 31 December||10.00 AM – 3.30 PM|
|1 January – 28 February||10.00 AM – 1.30 PM|
|1 March – 26 October||10.00 AM – 3.30 PM|
|28 October – 31 December||10.00 PM – 1.30 PM|
|1 January – 31 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||Different closing time|
|April||19, 21 & 26||25 open until 1.30PM|
|May||20 & 21|
|June||9 & 10|
|September||29 & 30|
|October||1, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22 & 23||13 & 20 open until 1.30PM|
|December||24 & 25|
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.