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Synagogue of Dohány Street

Local name: Dohány utcai Zsinagóga

The Great Synagogue, also known as the Synagogue on Dohány Street, is the largest synagogue in Europe and the third largest in the world. In addition to the temple itself, the complex also includes the Jewish Museum, presenting Jewish history and culture, as well as a cemetery founded in the 1940s. There is also a monument to the murdered Jews. It has the form of a metal weeping willow, on whose leaves are the names and tattoo numbers of Holocaust victims.

The Great Synagogue was built in 1854-1859 according to the design of the Austrian architect Ludwig Förster. The temple is 75 meters long and 27 meters wide and has two characteristic towers topped with domes and represents the Moorish style, inspired by oriental elements. The decorations inside the temple were designed by Frigyes Feszl. At the beginning of 1939, the Hungarian Nazis blew up the synagogue. It was rebuilt in the 90s.


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    Synagogue of Dohány Street map
    Dohány utca 21074 Budapest , Hungary