The Great Synagogue is the second largest synagogue in the world (only the Temple Emanu-el jewish house of worship in New York is bigger) that features Moorish styled architecture with intricate brickwork, twin towers topped with onion domes and a large rose stained-glass window sitting above the main entrance. The Dohany street, the Great Synanogue and the Jewish Museum are located in the same building.
The complex also has The Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, with the Memorial of the Hungarian Jewish Martyrs made by Imre Varga. A silver sculpture that resembles a weeping willow, whose leaves bear the names of 400,000 Hungarian Jews who were victims of the Holocaust era.
I would highly recommend to visit the Dohány street Synagogue once you are in Budapest.
Lets see some interesting facts about the Great Synagogue:
1. The twin towers shine in their original glory after the restauration that took place in the late '90s.
2. The clocks on top of the Dohany Synagogue don't work.
3. The twin-toweredbuilding is more than 150 year old.
Opening hours of the Dohany Great Synagogue and Hungarian Jewish Museum:
from SUNDAY to THURSDAY
1 - 3 January 2019: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
4 January 2019: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6 January 2019: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7 January - 28 February 2019: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1 March - 25 April 2019: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
28 April - 28 September 2019: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
2 October - 25 October 2019: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
27 October - 31 December 2019: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
January - February 2019: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
March - October 2019: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
November - December 2019: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Specially suitable for
Families with teenage kids