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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 International in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter


Owned by the local wine society, Klassz is mostly about wine – Hungarian, to be precise – and here you can order by the 10cL measure from an ever-changing list of up to four dozen wines to sip and compare. The food …
Museum in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

House of Terror

The headquarters of the dreaded secret police have been turned into the striking House of Terror, an engrossing and evocative museum focusing on the crimes and atrocities of Hungary's fascist and Stalinist regimes. …
Top Choice Notable Building in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Hungarian State Opera House

The neo-Renaissance Hungarian State Opera House was designed by Miklós Ybl in 1884 and is among the city’s most beautiful buildings. Its facade is decorated with statues of muses and opera greats such as Puccini and…
Top Choice Hungarian in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Zeller Bistro

You'll receive a very warm welcome at this gorgeous candle-lit cellar where the attentive staff serves food sourced largely from the owner's family and friends in the area around Lake Balaton. The Hungarian home coo…
Hungarian in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter


Traditional Hungarian with a twist is on offer at this brilliant restaurant that offers a table d’hôte set-lunch menu of one to three courses and a dinner menu of up to seven. Book ahead.
Top Choice Jewish in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Macesz Bistro

A wonderful marriage of modern and traditional, the Macesz Huszár serves up Hungarian Jewish dishes in a swish bistro-style dining room, handsomely dressed up with lace tablecloths, flock wallpaper and rocking horse…
Bar in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter


Great studenty cellar bar covered in grafitti, where hedonistic folk and bearded men drink late into the night accompanied by alternative music and plenty of fun.
Theatre in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Budapest Puppet Theatre

The city’s puppet theatre, which usually doesn’t require fluency in Hungarian, presents shows designed for children at 10am or 10.30am, and 3pm. Consult the website for program schedules.
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 four rooms are filled with his pianos (including a…