Walking Tour in the Jewish Quarter of BudapestWalking Tour in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest

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This area of the Hungarian capital may not be as famous as Castle Hill, Váci Street or Heroes' Square, but for visitors looking to gain some insight into the country's history, it shouldn't be left out.

My experience, Explo description: 

Budapest has the largest Jewish community in Central Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage. The Jewish Quarter of Budapest is home to several historic sites, among these is The Synagogue Triangle of which one of the points is the famous Dohány Street Synagogue.

The other two points are the Rumbach and the Kazinczy Synagogues. The Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Grand Synagogue is Europe's largest and the world's second largest temple.

The Kazinczy Synagogue is the only Orthodox temple in Budapest and on Kazinczy is the city's only ritual bath, or mikveh.

Within the same building complex as the Dohány Synagogue is the Jewish Museum as well as other sites such as the Temple of Heroes, the Tree of Life, the Wallenberg Park and the Carl Lutz Memorial can be found nearby on Dob Street.

This historic district, as a part of the city's rehabilitation strategy, started to to look towards youth culture and tourism in recent years: from 2002 some now very popular cafes, bars and summer music venues opened in buildings that were earlier considered for demolition: the Szimpla-garden, the Gozsdu Mano Klub, or the Kőleves (Stone Soup) -garden to name a few.

Dohány Street Synagogue
Jewish Museum
Wallenberg Park
Tree of Life
Temple of Heroes
Carl Lutz Memorial
Rumbach Street Synagogue
Kazinczy Street Synagogue

How getting there: 

Transportation: Metro Line 2. Astoria Station

A tip to eat: 

In the area you will find many different restaurants and cafes, after taking the Grand or Expanded Grand Tour guests will get comlimentary cake and coffee at a Cafe Noé or a 10% discount at Carmel, a reknowned kosher restaurant. Other options include Hanna, another kosher restauarant, Kőleves, a restaurant offering international as well as Jewish fare, Carimama, a kosher pizzeria just across the street from Carmel to name a few.

A tip to sleep: 

some accomodations in the 7th District:

7seasons Apartments
Alfa Hotel Fiesta
Boutique Hotel Carat
Budapest Károly Centrál
Hotel Ambra
King's Hotel
Starlight Suiten Hotel Madách
Queen´s Court Hotel & Residence

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Hours: Tours leave at 10:00 and 14:00 Mondays to thursdays, at 10:00 on Fridays from the 1st of May until the 31st of October except on Jewish holidays.

Visit duration: 

The Essential Tour (1,5 h), during which we take guests to the Grand Synangogue, the Jewish Museum, the Wallenberg Park and the Tree of Life.

The Grand Tour (2,5 h) includes everything the Essential Tour includes as well as an outside visit of the Temple of Heroes, an interior visit of the Rumbach Street Synangogue, the Carl Lutz Memorial, an outside visit of the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue and cake and coffee at a kosher confectionary. (Or guests can choose a 10% discount at a kosher restaurant.)

The Expanded Grand Tour (3,5 h), which includes the same stops, but guests will have the opportunity to go inside the Temple of Heroes and the Kazinczy Street Synangogue.

Entry fees: 

Essential Tour 18.85 EUR
Grand Tour 36.15 EUR
Expanded Grand Tour 38.1 EUR

Contact: 

www.jewish.hu

hunkonc [at] ticket [dot] info [dot] hu