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Budapest has a long and illustrious past that is steeped in a variety of cultures, and the Dohány Street Synagogue is one of the best places to get a feel for this history. Get off the van on your tour of Budapest so you may visit one of the few traditional synagogues that still stands in Europe. 

 The Great Synagogue, or Nagy Zsinagóga as it is known in Hungarian, was constructed between the years 1854 and 1859 and is an essential wonder of the Moorish Revival Style. It proudly represents the rich, but frequently difficult, multicultural past of Hungary's capital city. Due to the fact that the Dohány street used to be the traditional Jewish neighborhood of the city, the building was spared throughout both the second world war and the Holocaust. A trip to this architectural marvel is an absolute requirement if you are serious about expanding your knowledge of Budapest and its rich Jewish history. 

 Your Budapest Hop on Hop off trip will drop you off at either the Astoria or City Hall stops, and from there you are free to explore the surrounding neighborhood. It is important to keep in mind that the Dohány Street Synagogue is still in operation, and as such, any time you enter this facility, you will be expected to adhere to a set of guidelines. No shirts, hats, or other types of apparel that expose too much skin are permitted within the building, which houses an impressive museum. If you bring your own kippah or buy one at the door, you won't need anything else to participate in the ceremony. The building is open for visitors from 10:00 to 18:00 local time Sunday through Thursday. However, visitors should be aware that the facility closes sooner on Fridays, at approximately 15:00 local time. Although there is a fee of 14 Euros (or 4500 HUF) to enter the Synagogue, there are discounts available. 

 Either the green line or the red line can take you to the Synagogue on Dohány Street. Simply off your Budapest tour bus at the Astoria or Synagogue stop, and the famous monument will be within a few minutes' walking distance from there.

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