Great Synagogue in Budapest

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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.

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:

TicketPoundUS DollarEuroForint
Adult1413124000
Student101093000
Children (6-12)3,543,51200
Children (0-5)FreeFreeFreeFree

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

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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 thursdayOpening hours
1 March – 27 April10.00 AM – 5.30 PM
29 April – 30 September10.00 AM – 6.30 PM
1 – 26 October10.00 AM – 5.30 PM
28 October – 31 December10.00 AM – 3.30 PM
Friday
1 January – 28 February10.00 AM – 1.30 PM
1 March – 26 October10.00 AM – 3.30 PM
28 October – 31 December10.00 PM – 1.30 PM
Saturday
1 January – 31 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 Different closing time
April19, 21 & 2625 open until 1.30PM
May20 & 21
June9 & 10
September29 & 30
October1, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22 & 2313 & 20 open until 1.30PM
November1
December24 & 25

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

great synagogue in Budapest

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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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Halánová
    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
      maaikerijpstra
      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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