Hungarian Jewish Museum & Archives

Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

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 southwestern Hungary, a vast amount of liturgical items in silver, and manuscripts, including a handwritten book of the local Burial Society from the late 18th century. Call ahead for guided tours (adult/concession 3700/2700Ft).

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1. Great Synagogue

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2. Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial

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3. Rumbach Sebestyén utca Synagogue

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5. Orthodox Synagogue

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6. Vintage Galería

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This private gallery with banker's hours features some striking contemporary photography.

7. Károly Garden

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8. Makovec Office Building

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This office block was designed by Imre Makovec (1935–2011), who developed his own 'organic' style using unusual materials like tree trunks and turf.