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Budapest Jewish Quarter (District VII)
Budapest Jewish Quarter (District VII)

Budapest Jewish Quarter (District VII)

Free admission
Budapest

The Basics

The best way to explore the Jewish district is on a walking tour, which will cover landmarks such as Dohany Street Synagogue, the second-largest synagogue in the world; Kazinczy Street Synagogue; and the Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park. To learn about the city’s Jewish history, once one of Europe’s most thriving such communities, set aside some time to visit the Hungarian Jewish Museum and the moving Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center.

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Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
US$231.85 per adult
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Special time with a special person
My partner and I had an amazing tour with Timea. She was truly a joy to spend time with. We greatly appreciated her sharing her insights of Budapest and how she also intertwined her family history. Timea is a special person who we now consider a friend .
David_B, Sep. 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Budapest

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We absolutely loved our Jewish...
Diane G, Jul. 2017
Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
We absolutely loved our Jewish Quarter walking tour with our guide, Timea Tarjani. She was completely informed and knowledgeable, very amicable and friendly, willing to guide us to places that we requested to see, and a complete pleasure to get to know. She spent nearly the entire day with us and never made us feel rushed in any way. We also had the great pleasure to meet her husband and children - quite by coincidence. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. We highly recommend Timea!
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Timea is great! She is very...
drlisa11, Mar. 2018
Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
Timea is great! She is very knowlegeable and shared the history of the Jewish people in Budapest as well as guide us around the Jewish Quarter. She also showed us sights that we would have never seen unless we were with her. Our family really enjoyed her tour and highly recommend Timea!
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Time Tarjani was a superb...
Sylvia W, Jul. 2017
Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
Time Tarjani was a superb guide-enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate. She pointed out the interesting sights we were walking through on our way to the Jewish neighborhoods. Her knowledge of Jewish and Hungarian history was impressive. She included some interesting sights not usually visited by other Jewish tours like the remaining wall of the Jewish ghetto. I enjoyed the tour very much, Timea is very afable and friendly. I highly recommend her.
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Amazing tour with TImea
drejmetzger, Sep. 2019
Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
The best thing we did in Budapest was our tour of the Jewish Quarter with Timea. I can't say enough praise for her and the tour that she gave us. She picked us up at our hotel, was prompt, and went at our pace. She taught us so much about the Jewish history in Budapest before, during and after the Holocaust. She is incredibly knowledgable and also was comfortable sharing her personal stories. We had many interesting conversations with her about what we were seeing, which really enriched our experience. We saw much more than what you see on the typical group tour. It's easy to feel a warm connection with Timea, and I can't recommend her highly enough.
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My wife and I went on the walking...
Emily B, Jul. 2016
Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
My wife and I went on the walking tour with Timea Tarjani earlier this summer. Timea was extremely knowledgeable about the Jewish Quarter and events in the Jewish ghetto during World War II, as well as her general experience growing up under communist rule in Budapest. Her English is perfect and her stories are fascinating and sometimes heartwrenching. Timea had keys to locked, private areas that allowed us to see rare sights such as the last standing parts of the wall surrounding the Jewish ghetto during the Nazi occupation. Without Timea's guidance and access, we would have missed many of the most fascinating sights in the Jewish Quarter. I highly recommend making the walking tour a part of your Budapest experience.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable shoes to tackle the winding lanes and cobblestones.

  • Walking tours of the Jewish Quarter typically take two to three hours.

  • Getting around the quarter is possible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, but not all of the district’s historic landmarks are fully wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Jewish Quarter is located in Pest on the east bank of the Danube River, a 10- to 15-minute walk from the riverfront. The closest subway station is Astoria.

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When to Get There

The Jewish Quarter is a hub of activity both day and night, and while weekdays are the quietest time to admire the monuments, the most atmospheric time to visit is in the evening, when the pubs and bars begin to fill up. Alternatively, time your visit for the Jewish Cultural Festival in September or visit over the holidays, when the streets will be dazzling with festive illuminations and a Christmas market is held in Gozsdu Udvar.

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Nightlife in the Jewish Quarter

In recent years, the ruins of the former Jewish ghetto have been transformed into one of Budapest’s liveliest nightlife quarters, breathing life back into the long-abandoned area. Head to Gozsdu Courtyard (Gozsdu Udvar) after dark, where you can tuck into exotic cuisine at one of the many international restaurants, enjoy a beer at one of the atmospheric ‘ruin bars’ (so-called as they are built in and around the ruins), or dance the night away at one of the many bars and nightclubs around Kiraly and Kazinczy streets.

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