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Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

1. Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

Skip the line and head straight to the security check to start your visit of the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe and the second-largest in the world. Built in 1859, it is one of Budapest’s highlights with its red and yellow brick facade combining Romantic style with Moorish elements. Take a guided tour to hear about its history, architecture and the history of the Hungarian Jews before and after WWII.  Then use your ticket to enter the Hungarian Jewish Museum next to the Synagogue. Learn about the life of the Jewish people in Hungary through everyday objects.  See the famous Emmanuel Memorial Tree in the Synagogue's backyard. Admire this magnificent weeping willow's small metal leaves engraved with a name of a Holocaust victim and plaques honoring non-Jewish rescuers.  Then, finish your visit the graveyard in the backyard of the Heroes’ Temple, the burial site of those who died in the ghetto during WWII.

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Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

2. Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

Discover one of the most popular areas of inner Pest. The 7th district is where Jewish culture has bloomed for over 200 years and today hosts the largest and most active Jewish community of Eastern Europe. As a highlight of the tour, visit the neighborhood of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world.  Walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. Hear local stories of this neighborhood and about Budapest. During your walk, visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, dedicated to one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who is also known as Hungary’s Schindler. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and visit Kazinczy Street Synagogue, which is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in art-nouveau style. Apart from the largest Synagogue of Europe, and the other two most important temples of the Synagogue Triangle, hear local tips about the ruin pubs and nightlife. Learn about the street art and other secrets of Elizabeth Town. Towards the end of the tour, get to know one of the coolest ruin bars in Elizabeth Town. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and discover the inside of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue.

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Budapest Private 4-Hour Photography Tour

3. Budapest Private 4-Hour Photography Tour

See Budapest in a different light on a 4-hour private photography tour and start your journey to master photography to rival famous Hungarian photographers, such as Robert Capa, Martin Munkácsy, Andre Kertész, and more. Your guide will teach you new tricks as you discover architectural gems, secret city scapes and portraits of Budapest characters. Explore the functions of your camera before putting things into practice. Start with a drink in one of the city’s legendary ruin bars in the Jewish District. Then, stroll the Budapest streets to learn how to capture Danube panoramas, street art, majestic Andrássy Avenue, and medieval Pest. If you are a complete beginner, your guide will focus on the most important settings of your camera. The more advanced can choose to focus on a specific field. Learn how to use shutter speeds, ISO settings, flash, and white balance in manual mode. Get tips on composition and framing, and learn when to utilize equipment such as tripods, external flash, lenses, and filters. You can also look into editing functions, such as raw or jpeg formats, pixel size, and even how to develop and exhibit your photos if you want to take things further.

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What people are saying about Jewish Quarter, Budapest

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Cristian (sorry, I’m sure I’m spelling. It wrong ) was a wonderful guide. He took us through the history of the Jewish community of Budapest with some stops in the “street art” scene, local culture and politics, and how ruin bars played a major part in the revival of the entertainment district! If you’re ever in Budapest, even for just a few hours, this is definitely the activity you should be doing.

My boyfriend and me had a private tour with Krisztián. He showed us the alternative and jewish parts of Budapest and we enjoyed the tour very much. Due to his broad knowledge we could ask a lot of questions and so there was a lot of flexibility in the structure of our tour. I really recommend this tour and the local tourguide Krisztián!

We had a superb guide, whose knowledge of Hungarian history was very impressive and was a great pleasure to talk to, both about matters relating to the reserved tour and about more diverse aspects of European history and more contemporary events. We would have enjoyed spending a further thrtee hours with him.

It was a great experience to witness such a great religious place with so beautiful architecture and rich history. The ticket was helpful in making my entry to the Synagogue easy and hassle-free.

Really informative adaptable polite & intelligent guide (Bolasch) Thoroughly enjoyable He made Budapest come alive!!