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Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Great Synagogue with Guide

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Extended validity
Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
Guided tour

Skip the line and visit the Great Synagogue to admire its Moorish Revival architecture & learn all about the Jewish people in Hungary during WWII.

highlights

  • Skip the queue and enjoy a guided tour of the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe, and its fascinating courtyard.

  • Learn about Holocaust history and the designer of the Synagogue, Ludwig Förster.

  • Enter the Heroes’ Temple which serves as a memorial to Hungarian Jews who gave their lives during WWI.

  • Visit the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, which holds the Memorial of the Hungarian Jewish Martyrs, their graveyard, and the Hungarian Jewish Museum.

  • Fun Fact: According to the Jewish religion, worshipers are prohibited from playing music on Shabbat (the weekly day of rest). A person who is not Jewish is responsible for playing the organ during the ceremonies.

inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Great Synagogue

  • Guided tour of the Synagogue, the Heroes’ Temple, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park & the synagogue’s cemetery in 9 languages.

  • Entry to the Hungarian Jewish Museum & the Lapidarium

  • Entry to the temporary exhibitions in the cellar

cancellation policy

These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, you can use them any time within the next 30 days.

ticket validity

These tickets are valid for 30 days from the date of purchase.

your experience

The Great Synagogue

Spare yourself the trouble of waiting in a long queue with this ticket and alongside your guide simply start your tour of the Great Synagogue. Its huge size depicts the high economic and cultural standards of the Budapest Jewry of the age. Marvel at the 44 meters high towers and the flat-ceilinged inner space decorated with intricate carvings and designs. The guide will tell you informational facts and history about the attraction like how the synagogue was built in 1859 in the Moorish style seating 3000 people.

The Courtyard

Visit the Heroes’ Temple, which seats 250 people and is still used for religious services on weekdays and during the winter time. It serves as a memorial to the martyred Hungarian Jews. Enter the Hungarian Jewish Museum next to the Synagogue. It was built in 1930 and attached to the main building in 1931. It houses a collection of religious relics of Pest Hevrah Kaddishah, ritual objects of Shabbat, and a Holocaust room that gives you an insight into the life of the Jewish people in Hungary. Explore the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park which holds the Memorial of the Hungarian Jewish Martyrs and the cemetery in the courtyard of those who died in the ghetto from hunger and cold during the winter of 1944 – 1945.

know before you go

Important Information

  • The guided tour is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, and Hungarian.

  • After ticket validation, you will be handed a kippah (a brimless cap, usually made of cloth, traditionally worn by Jewish males) at the entrance that you must wear in the complex at all times.

  • Strict Dress Code: Men are forbidden to enter the synagogue without covering their heads. Please put on a cap or a hat, wear the kippah in the complex at all times, and wear decent clothes to the temple.

  • Clothing items can be purchased from ticket inspectors.

Restrictions

  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: sleeveless tops, short skirts or shorts, phones, metal objects, large bags, outside food, and beverages.

Operating Hours

  • Closed on Saturdays & Jewish holidays

10 Jan to 28 Feb 2023 & 29 Oct to 30 Dec 2023

  • Sun to Thu: 10am to 4pm (last admission at 3pm)

  • Fri: 10am to 2pm (last admission at 1pm)

1 Mar to 28 Apr 2023

  • Sun to Thu: 10am to 6am (last admission at 5pm)

  • Fri: 10am to 4pm (last admission at 3pm)

30 Apr to 8 Sep 2023

  • Sun to Thu: 10am to 8pm (last admission at 7pm)

  • Fri: 10am to 4pm (last admission at 3pm)

2 Oct to 27 Oct 2023

  • Sun to Thu: 10am to 6pm (last admission at 5pm)

  • Fri: 10am to 4pm (last admission at 3pm)

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction. Students must show a valid student ID.

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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