Past and Present of Budapest Jewish District Tour

47 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

This tour takes you to the main sights and hidden symbols of the Jewish District. You will learn the deep and sensitive history based on touching (personal) stories. Since the Jewish District is now the epicenter of Budapest nightlife and gastronomy your guide will also tell you funky stories on street art, ruin bars and street food. Further reasons to do this tour: You will get a mix of fascinating history lesson and the local urban art scene You will fall in love with this quirky, cosmopolitan neighborhood of Budapest You will understand the present of Jewish people life We have stories that can't be found in any guide books.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: - Free Budapest Walking Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Elizabeth Square

We meet and greet you at Elizabeth square ( Erzsébet tér in Hungarian) where our fully licensed local tour guide is waiting for our Travellers. We sketch the itinerary and the major sights along the way including the largest Synagouge in Europe and tell you about the Jews of Hungary. We are going to focus on from the Belle Epoque or Golden Age to the destruction.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Deak Ferenc Square

Here we speak about "Gaudiopolis" the City of Joy in Latin and Schutzpass that saved thousands of Jewish life. We also show you the former medieval city wall ruins that excluded Jewish people to trade within the city limits.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

You will learn everything you need to know about the largest synagouge in Europe, the Neologue and Orthodox movements, the Zionism. Tour does not enter the synagouge but you will see the Memorial Courtyard and the cemetary from outside.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Rumbach Street Synagogue

You will learn about the beautifully restored Rumbach street Synagogue and the the beautiful murals and other pieces of urban street art. We do not enter the Synagogue.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gozsdu Udvar

We are passing the Gozsdu Passage and learn about its past and present. This passage combines entertainment, gastronomy and culture, market and much more. You will also see the last piece of the ghetto wall.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kazinczy Street Synagogue

We stop just outside the Kazinczy street Synagouge, that belongs to the Ortodox community of 50-60 families. We also speak about the kosher food, Jewish ritual bath and much more. We do not enter the Synagogue.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Szimpla Kert

We show you further pieces of murals and urban street art and take you to Szimpla Ruin Bar where you can see pop up exhibitions and give you a final orientation.

Duration: 15 minutes
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