The secrets of the Budapest Jewish Quarter

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Tour Number

Activity Level

390247


Categories

Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Hungarian (fluent)

Old Ghetto - New Soho: discover the unique atmosphere and secret stories of the district


Budapest has always been proud of the rich culture and architecture of the Jewish quarter. Jews living in our capital have always played a significant role in the flourishing of arts, trade and business.

The Budapest Jewish quarter is not limited to the Great Synagogue and to the ruin pubs. Jews have been living in the actual territory of Hungary for almost 2000 years. The most beautiful buildings and the undisclosed mysteries of Jewish history and culture are located in the city center, in the 7th district of Budapest.

During our walk we are going to see the famous "synagogue triangle" (which actually is a rectangle) including the Great Synagogue, the second largest synagogue of the world. We'll see poignant monuments commemorating the Budapest ghetto. I'd like to tell you more about how local people could survive the most terrible period of our history. Let's discover the stories and secrets hidden behind the unique atmosphere of the district filled with ruin bars, galleries and little vintage shops.

Itinerary

We'll start our walk at the Danube river, I'll show you the moving Shoe Memorial. After a short walk around the WW2 monuments of Liberty square we continue in Király street, the main street of the Jewish quarter filled with design ateliers and art galleries.

I'll show you around Kazinczy street, I'll take you to the Orthodox Synagogue, the Mikvah and the famous ruin bars. I'll introduce you to the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe. Let me show you around the Gozsdu Courtyard, the most famous passageway of the district which inspired many movie makers. We'll see the Rumbach Sebestyén street synagogue.

I'll show you the names in the mortar joints, a very touching monument commemorating WW2 victims of Budapest's largest university.

Please note that the temples and local museums are closed on Saturdays and Jewish Holidays.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel or agreed upon location.

End location: We return to your hotel or agreed upon location.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Walking, public transportation

What’s Included

Other: My services as your private tour guide
Public transportation tickets (if needed)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 HUF - Should you wish to buy snacks, drinks, or souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees (optional):
- Visit inside the Great Synagogue: HUF 4000 / person
- Visit inside the Orthodox Synagogue: HUF 1000 / person
Any personal purchases or souvenirs

Restrictions

I'm not a driver guide. In case of driving tours I arrange for a comfortable, air-conditioned car or minivan.

As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions guiding in museums and monuments in Hungary.

A Recent Review of this tour

Julia was great. We walked throughout the city to the Jewish ghetto and then throughout the ghetto. She was informative, interesting and enjoyable. The great synagogue, cemetery and museum were moving especially with Julia's commentary.
Sheryl Rentz

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Private tour guide Julia

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