Former Jewish Community Centre
Among the buildings of interest in Szeged's one-time Jewish quarter is this former Jewish community centre built in 1902, which once...
There are a few buildings of interest in Szeged's former Jewish quarter, including the neoclassical Old Synagogue, built in 1843. It now...
The Reök Palace is a mind-blowing green and lilac Art Nouveau structure built in 1907 that looks like an aquarium decoration. It’s been...
This two-storey sidewalk cafe overlooking Klauzál tér has a generous choice of cakes (485Ft to 650Ft), ice creams and frothy coffee...
This pleasantly authentic Indian-Pakistani restaurant is just metres from the New Synagogue. If you get a hankering for a curry or a...
Jósika utca 10 · interesting places nearby
New Synagogue information
The Art Nouveau New Synagogue, which was designed by Lipót Baumhorn in 1903, is the most beautiful Jewish house of worship in Hungary. It is still in use, though the community has dwindled from 8000 before WWII to about 50 people. Dominating the enormous blue-and-gold interior is the cupola, decorated with stars and flowers (representing infinity and faith) and appearing to float skyward.
Other notable features inside include the tabernacle of carved acacia wood, the metal fittings and the stained glass by 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.