The impact of Jewish communities in Budapest throughout history is pretty phenomenal, a legacy that has made the Jewish quarter in Budapest a UNESCO world heritage site which includes Europe's largest synagogue, the second largest on the planet, the largest Jewish community in Eastern-Central Europe and a prominent, rich heritage and Jewish culture. This free walking tour takes in the area in and around the enchanting Jewish district in Budapest and is great for learning more about Jewish traditions and their way of life, the impact they have had on the city, hidden treasures of the Jewish district, the tragic history of the Holocaust in Budapest & Hungary and much, much more. A very interesting and at times emotional tour with an engaging local guide, making seeing and understanding the Jewish district easily accessible and at a relaxed tempo. Overall, it is a very worth-while experience to get more from your time in Budapest.
Jewish- Hungarian society were hugely influential to Hungary. Despite the terror of the Holocaust, the Jewish community is still very much alive today. Come join us on our free 2.5 hour tour as we show you around Budapest’s Jewish District, share with you the tales of its people, discover its hidden treasures and visit Europe’s Largest Synagogue!
This activity includes:
- Synagogue Triangle
- Rightous among the Nations
- Budapest ruin pubs
- Famous Hungarian Jews
- Europe's largest synagogue
- Jewish traditions & everyday life
- The Martyr Cemetary
- Hungarian Hollywood stars
- Miklós Radnóti, a Hungarian Holocaust writer
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in front of St. Stephen's Basilica
The closest metro station to St. Stephen's Basilica is Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út Metro station (yellow line). This would leave you at Andrássy Avenue which is one of the main streets of Budapest, from there you can easily see the back of the Basilica (It is the highest building in town, can't miss it babe!) So just walk there and you'll find us in front of the Basilica. Look for the guides with light-blue official umbrella, T-shirts and name cards!
Budapest is a very walkable city, you can get to the main attractions in 15 mins walking and St. Stephen's Basilica is the biggest church in Budapest and also the highest building of the city (together with the Parliament) so is difficult to miss it out. You can walk to St. Stephen's Basilica from your Hostel, just make sure you take our flyer-map.
Things to note
How do free tours work? It' simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms. Enjoy!
Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour!
Please note that this tour is only available to individual travellers & groups of less than 7 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 7+ will incur a set fee and must be booked in advance.