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Let us guide you! Walking trip featuring the Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter today roughly follows the boundaries set by the Jewish Ghetto the Jews confined to in WWII.  Three huge Synagogues serve as the geographical & spiritual cornerstones of the neighborhood, including the second largest Synagogue in the world. Adding to the charm are late Art Nouveau & Neo-Classical homes, long arcades, romantic courtyards, and a series of emotional reminders of the past.

Starting Point: Dohány street Synagogue

Getting here: tram 74, Deák Square stop with the  M1, M2, M3 lines and the tram 47 or 49 also stops here

You’ll finish at: Hungarian Jewish Museum

Difficulty: 2,9km .  2 -2,5 hours with sights

What to bring: comfy shoes, sunglasses – don’t forget the dress etiquette entering sacred places: no sleeveless and cut-out tops, no shorts, no flipflops, men need to wear a kippah. Due to security reasons, expect a thorough search/scan before entering the Dohány Street Synagogue, due to this some waiting may occur. It is always handy if you have a pashmina on you, while you are travelling.


The Dohány Street Synagogue aka  the Great Synagogue is  the largest synagogue of the Hungarian neologist Jews, and the largest one  in Europe. It is located in the former Jewish quarter, where many Jews still live, preserving traditions. The Dohany street great synagogue is a must see among the top sights of Budapest. We recommend visiting the synagogue to all those visitors of Budapest who wish to see Europe’s largest and most spectacular synagogue, understand the once very large Hungarian Jewish community’s history, learn about the Hungarian Holocaust and the most important Righteous Gentiles who helped save lives in the darkest part of the 20th century history of Hungary. The synagogue also plays an active role in the cultural life of the capital, as it hosts classical concerts, serves as a venue for various festivals; there are often organ concerts and canopies in the walls.

Hanna is the only glatt kosher restaurant that operates under the aegis of orthodoxy. The well-known restaurant dates back to the early 1920s, and its cuisine still represents traditional Hungarian-Jewish dishes and world cuisine. The restaurant and a separate event hall, located as part of MAOIH’s central building, in the courtyard of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue. Part of the yard is served in the summer season as a cozy garden.

Macesz Bistro is an Eastern European bistro in the Old Jewish district of Budapest. It offers the hidden and well known treasures of the Hungarian and Jewish cuisines, with traditional and reimagined courses for their guests. The continuously updated menu is ensured by chef Ákos Tasnádi, beyond the á la carte assortment the daily offer’s seasonal specialties diversify the selection.

The Synagogue of Kazinczy street in Art Nouveau style was built between 1912-1913. The Orthodox Synagogue is only a short walk away on Kazinczy utca, located under No. 29-31. There is a lively courtyard in its center. One of the most characteristic works of Hungarian synagogue architecture before the First World War.

At Dobrumba  you can taste the Middle East, Mediterranean and Caucasian food, among many plants and treasures collected in different countries. Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Moroccan, Israeli, Lebanese, Georgian, Armenian, Turkish and many other people are re-enacted at the tables. They also try to reflect this diversity in their drink offerings and with the background music.

The Hungarian Jewish Museum is a permanent exhibition in the building complex of Dohány Street synagogue, which presents the objects of Jewish culture and history in Hungary. One of the most prestigious Jewish collections in Central Europe, owned and managed by MAZSIHISZ. The current collection of the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives is a combination of Judaica objects, artefacts and archives including the most comprehensive Jewish community archives of Europe. Its most unusual objects include a pair of Rimon from 1602 made of copper. The Rimonim are characterised by Ottoman-Turkish coppersmith work, presumably originated from Sephardic Jews. Another extraordinary object of our collection is a gravestone that is originated from the age of the Roman Empire. It is the oldest piece of memory of the Hungarian Jewish community.

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