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 Cathedral in Parliament & Around

Basilica of St Stephen

Budapest’s neoclassical cathedral was built over half a century and completed in 1905. Much of the interruption during construction had to do with a fiasco in 1868 when the dome collapsed during a storm, and the str…
Jewish Site in Southern Pest

Holocaust Memorial Center

Housed in a striking modern building, the Holocaust Memorial Center opened in 2004, on the 60th anniversary of the start of the Holocaust in Hungary. The thematic permanent exhibition traces the rise of anti-Semitis…
Islamic Tomb in Óbuda & Buda Hills

Gül Baba’s Tomb

This reconstructed tomb contains the mortal remains of Gül Baba, an Ottoman dervish who took part in the capture of Buda in 1541 and is known in Hungary as the ‘Father of Roses’. The tomb and mosque are a pilgrimage…
Chapel in Parliament & Around

Holy Right Chapel

This chapel in the Basilica of St Stephen contains the Holy Right (also known as the Holy Dexter), the mummified right hand of St Stephen and an object of great devotion. It was returned to Hungary by Habsburg empre…
Synagogue in Óbuda & Buda Hills

Óbuda Synagogue

Next to the landmark Aquincum Hotel, the Óbuda Synagogue was built in 1821. For many years it housed Hungarian TV (MTV) sound studios because the much-reduced post-WWII Jewish population couldn't afford the upkeep, …
Jewish Site in Castle District

Medieval Jewish Prayer House

With sections dating from the late 14th century, this tiny, ancient house of worship contains documents and items linked to the Jewish community of Buda, as well as Gothic stone carvings and tombstones. Closed for r…
Synagogue in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Rumbach Sebestyén Utca Synagogue

The Moorish Rumbach Sebestyén utca Synagogue was built in 1872 by Austrian Secessionist architect Otto Wagner for the Status Quo Ante (moderate Conservative) community. The interior decorations are superb though it …
Synagogue in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Orthodox Synagogue

Once one of a half-dozen synagogues and prayer houses in the Jewish Quarter, the Orthodox Synagogue was built in 1913 in what was at the time a very modern design. It has late art nouveau touches and is decorated in…