Visit the Dohány Street Synagogue
The main synagogue in Dohány street is the largest synagogue in Europe. It was built between 1854 and 1859 by a group known as Neolog Jews who wanted to modernize Judaism with the intention of integrating into Hungarian society. The Moorish Revival style gives it a charming architectural design.
Dohány Street Synagouge. Photo: bzsh.hu
Carl Lutz Memorial
This memorial dedicated to the Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz can be found in Dob street (District VII) at the entrance of the former Budapest Ghetto.
It was created as a memorial for rescuing 60 thousand Hungarian Jewish from deportation to death camps during World War II.
Carl Lutz memorial. Photo: ourwideworld.com
Jewish Quarter is not only known for the Jewish heritage and synagogues but it’s famous for its vibrant nightlife. Visiting a few ruin bars is a must if you are in the Jewish Quarter. The first and most famous one is Szimpla kert while Fogasház and Instant are known for hosting parties.
Szimpla kert ruin bar. Photo: budapestflow.com
Street food has become immensely popular lately and the Jewish Quarter is one of the best places to find it.
Karaván Street Food Court
If you want to explore the street art scene of Budapest, you will find many murals in the Jewish Quarter. To find all of the murals in this neighborhood check our comprehensive street art map of Budapest.
Besides murals, all other forms of street art can be found in this area (stickers, stencils, paste-ups, etc.) To discover the vibrant murals and street art pieces in the Jewish Quarter sign up on our small-group street art tour.
Mural by Okudart in the Jewish Quarter. Photo: budapestflow.com