6-Person Tour of Budapest's Jewish Quarter

3 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $58 Per Person (Minimum 2)

6-Person Tour of Budapest's Jewish Quarter

3 Hours
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From (USD) $58 Per Person (Minimum 2)

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      6-Person Tour of Budapest's Jewish Quarter

      Budapest, Hungary
      From (USD) $58 Per Person (Minimum 2)
      • Great Synagogue of Budapest - Also known as Tabakgasse Synagogue, this Jewish house of worship is acknowledged as the world’s second largest synagogue.
      • Jewish Quarter - Colorful and lively streets can be found in this pretty part of the city, where every building tells a unique story.
      • Jewish Scholar/Historian Guidance - Your small group of six people or less will be led by a knowledgeable historian or Jewish scholar, who will be available to answer questions.
      About This Budapest Tour

      For the most part of this tour, the scene will be set in the 7th District. This district is snuggled into the core of Budapest and it is also known as Elisabethtown (Erzsébetváros). Before World War II, the 7th District was a thriving Jewish community and nowadays, the area is considered the city's heart of commercial and financial activity. A leisurely stroll down Andrassy Street will expose you to stunning Neo-Renaissance houses and palaces that are sprinkled along the avenue. You will find a mixture of trendy bars, pubs and world-famous ruins around the boulevard, which dates back to 1872.

      European settlement occurred in the region towards the end of the 19th century, with a quarter of the city's population leading a Jewish lifestyle by the year 1900. Inspect ancient synagogues, prayer houses and butcher shops that were once frequented by the people of this period. Reminders of the Holocaust and its impact on Hungary are noticeable in the Jewish Quarter, despite the fact that today's community is very Orthodox. Learn about Jews and their influence on Budapest's social development when you visit the Dohany Synagogue (Great Synagogue of Budapest), all the while taking in the interesting perspective of your local guide. Enlighten yourself about Judaism practices as you peruse kosher shops, a ritual bath (mikva), and Otto Wagner's architectural masterpiece.

      Jewish Presence in Budapest

      Since it is home to Europe’s largest synagogue, it is no surprise that Budapest is home to a huge Jewish population. Prior to the war, approximately 20% of the city’s population was made up of Jews, with many of them facing daily discrimination for their beliefs. Business, art and science were the primary areas of trade for Hungary’s Jews, whose religion was curtailed under Communist power. In a devastating turn of events, half of Budapest’s Jewish population lost their lives in the Holocaust.

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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