The Jewish community of Budapest is said to be one of the largest in Europe, which is no surprise, given the roots of the first Jewish community in Budapest can be traced back to the 12th century. It’s true the history of the Jewish population has had its troubled and even tragic episodes, but the bottom line is Budapest has managed to become home to a consistent Jewish community.

The very core of the religious life of Hungarian Jews is the so-called Dohany utca Zsinagoga (the Dohany Street Synagogue), that is, the Great Synagogue of Budapest.

Indeed, this place of worships is deemed one of the largest synagogues in the world. It was built in the mid 19th century, after the repeated destruction episodes of the former Judaic temples. It is precisely this synagogue that shelters the Jewish Museum, a worldwide landmark of Judaic culture and traditions.

The Jewish Museum has been repeatedly acknowledged as to the value of its extensive collections which consist of devotional artifacts and everyday tools. A special attention is also paid to the Hungarian Holocaust.

By visiting the Jewish Museum of Budapest and by resorting to the guided tours provided by the institution, tourists can deepen their knowledge of the history of Judaism in Hungary in general and in Budapest in particular.

Jewish Museum
2, Dohany utca, 1074, Budapest, Hungary
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