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Budapest's Jewish Quarter

Listed under Historic Streets and Squares in Budapest, Hungary.

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  • Photo of Budapest's Jewish Quarter
  • Photo of Budapest's Jewish Quarter
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The area of Andrassy Avenue with a part of the Jewish Quarter is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sights.

Hungary has the second largest Jewish population in Central Eastern Europe with about 100.000 Hungarian Jews- and the second largest synagogue int he world as well. There are three big synagogues that are the geographical and spiritual cornerstones of the Jewish Quarter, but hidden Jewish symbols, late Art Nouveau and Neo-Classical residential houses, long arcades and romantic courtyards can also be found here. The area is famous for the ruined down ecclectic pubs that have the best crowd and the coolest DJ-s every night.

The courtyard of the Great Synagogue is free of charge. There is a security check at the gate. Few people know that the courtyard is free of charge. You can see a piece of the former ghetto wall, the cemetery and the Wallenberg memorial park with the weeping willow tree which leaves have engraved names of the holocaust victims. If you are lucky enough the side entrance of the synagogue will be open, so you can have a look at the amazing interior. The entrance fee for the synagogue and Jewish Museum is 6 Euro.

For a selection of the best places to stay in Budapest, visit The Hotel Guru.

Written by  Agnes.

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