The Great Synagogue
This is the biggest in Europe and second in the world after New York. The Great Synagogue is located in Via Dohány. A visit to this impressive property is without a doubt recommended if you are in Budapest. You can visit it all year round except on Saturdays. On their website you can see the times and days of opening.
Guided tours are available in several languages ,so the advice is to consult in advance for the timetable. Next to it lies the Jewish Museum, which contains a rich collection of sacred objects of the community, while in the garden behind the former cemetery of the ghetto, the Temple of Heroes dedicated to the fallen of World War I and the Tree of Life, majestic monument dedicated to the Holocaust. The ticket that includes the guided tour costs, 2,750 HUF ( about 9 euro).
Great Market Hall
This is the city’s central market, where you can find all the Hungarian specialties and buy fruit, vegetables and meat. It is worth to visit even if you do not have the goal of making purchases, because inside it is possible to sample the culinary delights of the city, such as the Langos (Hungarian fried flat bread).
The stage at the Market Hall can also be an opportunity to buy gifts and souvenirs, often at a lower cost than the rest of the city.
It is undoubtedly the structure symbol of the city that overlooks the Danube. You can admire its grandeur from the outside. They have also provided the daily visits planned in several languages . The guided tour takes about 30 minutes (45 including the waiting time for checks on entry and exit ) and allows you to see the entrance stairway , the Hall of the Dome with the Crown and the royal insignia plus the room sessions (not the one currently used but the original twin).
Tickets (cost 1750 HUF for European citizens provided with identity cards, about 6 euro) can be booked via the web or purchased at the nearby Museum of Ethnography (Monday only open from 8 am to 11 am, other days up to 18:00).
By Angela B