Former Jewish Community Centre
There are a few buildings of interest in Szeged's former Jewish quarter, including the neoclassical Old Synagogue, built in 1843.
The Reök Palace is a mind-blowing green and lilac Art Nouveau structure built in 1907 that looks like an aquarium decoration. Sadly,...
This giant sidewalk cafe overlooking Klauzál tér has a generous choice of cakes, ice creams and frothy coffee concoctions.
This pleasantly authentic Indian-Pakistani restaurant is just metres from the New Synagogue. If you get a hankering for a curry or a...
New Synagogue information
Lonely Planet review
For many people, Szeged’s most compelling sight is the Hungarian Art Nouveau New Synagogue, which was designed by Lipót Baumhorn in 1903. It is the most beautiful Jewish house of worship in Hungary and is still in use, though the comunity has dwindled from 8000 before WWII to about 50 people. If the grace and enormous size of the exterior don’t impress you, the blue-and-gold interior will. The cupola, decorated with stars and flowers (representing infinity and faith), appears to float skyward, and the tabernacle of carved acacia wood and metal fittings is a masterpiece. The stained glass is the work of Miksa Róth. There are a few other buildings of interest in this area, the former Jewish quarter, including a former Jewish community centre built in 1902, which once served as an old-age home, and the neoclassical Old Synagogue , built in 1843. It now houses theatre workshops.