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The Great Synagogue

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The largest synagogue in Europe

Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary

The Dohány Street Synagogue, often simply called “The Great Synagogue” is an important landmark of Hungary and the largest Synagogue in the whole European continent and one of the largest in the world. It was completed in the year 1959 by architect Ludwig Förster from Vienna.

 

The complex is made up of the Great Synagogue, the cemetery, the Heroes’ Temple and two museums: The Memorial and the Jewish Museums.

 

The street where the complex stands, Dohány Street was the border to the Budapest Ghetto during the Holocaust.

 

The building has a length of 75 meters and a width of 27 meters and it features a Moorish design with touches of Romanic, Gothic and Byzantine design.



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