Attractions

Top Choice Synagogue in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Great Synagogue

Budapest's stunning Great Synagogue is the largest Jewish house of worship in the world outside New York City. Built in 1859, the synagogue has both Romantic and Moorish architectural elements. Inside, the Hungarian…
Top Choice Museum in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

House of Terror

The headquarters of the dreaded secret police is now the startling House of Terror, focusing on the crimes and atrocities of Hungary's fascist and Stalinist regimes in a permanent exhibition called Double Occupation…
Museum in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Hungarian Electrical Engineering Museum

This place might not sound like everyone's cup of tea, but some of the exhibits are unusual (and quirky) enough to warrant a visit. The staff will also show you how the alarm system of the barbed-wire fence between …
Architecture in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Andrássy út

Andrássy út starts a short distance northeast of Deák Ferenc tér and stretches for 2.5km, ending at Heroes’ Sq (Hősök tere) and the sprawling City Park (Városliget). Recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in …
Museum in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Hungarian Jewish Museum & Archives

Upstairs in an annexe of the Great Synagogue, this museum contains objects related to religious and everyday life, including 3rd-century Jewish headstones from Roman Pannonia discovered in 1792 in Nagykanizsa in sou…
Museum in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Ferenc Liszt Memorial Museum

This wonderful little museum is housed in the Old Music Academy, where the great composer lived in a 1st-floor apartment for five years until his death in 1886. The three rooms are filled with his pianos (including …
Notable Building in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Liszt Music Academy

The art nouveau Liszt Music Academy, built in 1907, attracts students from all over the world and is a top concert venue. The renovated interior, which has five concert halls and is richly embellished with Zsolnay p…
Notable Building in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Lindenbaum Apartment Block

The first Hungarian architect to look to art nouveau for inspiration was Frigyes Spiegel, who designed this block at the northern end of VI Izabella utca in 1896. The entire facade is covered with suns, stars, peaco…
Notable Building in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

New Theatre

The New Theatre is a Secessionist gem – embellished with monkey faces, globes and geometric designs – which opened as the Parisiana music hall in 1909. Note its name picked out in lapis lazuli.
Notable Building in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Dob utca Primary School

This art nouveau primary school designed by Ármin Hegedűs in 1906 has wonderful mosaics on its facade depicting contemporary children's games.