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Take a trip to see the Great Synagogue in Budapest

Discussion created by communitymanagers on Nov 9, 2012

Originally contributed by jasper100 on September 24, 2012


Another not to miss attraction in Budapest is the Great Synagogue.

 

The Great Synagogue is the largest Jewish house of worship in Europe. The Moorish-style Great Synagogue is one of Budapest's most eye-catching buildings. Built in 1859 for 3000 Neolog (strict conservative) faithful, the copper-domed structure is nest to the Hungarian Jewish Museum and the haunting Holocaust Memerial Room. In the courtyard stands the Holocaust Memorial, a "tree of life" designed by Imre Varga whose leaves bear the family names of some of the victims.

 

 

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