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Address: Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 455 3333

The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the...

The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the Government in 1999. In 2002, it decided to construct the building of the Center in Pava Street, outside of the traditional Jewish quarter, further emphasizing its national character.The Holocaust Memorial Center is one of the few institutions in the world, established by the state, that focuses entirely on Holocaust research and education.The visitors are welcomed into a unique space that was named as the most impressive in Budapest, beside the city's panorama itself by Frank Owen Gehry, one of the leading architects in our time. The modern building is organically linked to the Pava Street Synagogue, an authentic venue that once used to be the second largest site for Jewish worship in Budapest.The Institution is a center for scientific research education and culture. It welcomes visitors with interactive permanent and special periodic exhibitions, experience-based museum pedagogical programs and cultural performances. Guided tours are available in five languages and special, thematically focused tours are offered regularly. A bookshop and a cozy coffee shop contribute to a memorable visit.

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A must see exhibition of the cruelty that we as a race have imposed on others just because they are different (be it race, religion, or something we don't like). In an era of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see exhibition of the cruelty that we as a race have imposed on others just because they are different (be it race, religion, or something we don't like). In an era of growing dissatisfaction, feeling of inequality, growing unemployment, disconnect with the political elite the relevance of something like this is even more important. We need to learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An important monument of the city that honors the victims of the holocaust and offers a touching experience for the visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a world of uncertainty, it has never been more important to remember and understand history. This is a stark reminder of a dark period.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Holocaust is a sad moment in Europes history. The Momirial Center lets you travel through that period making you think. Its a must see during your stay in Budapest to learn about it. Such shall never ever happen again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was overwhelmed by seeing the pictures, films and listen to the stories. We shall never forget what happened to these people. I am native German and this is part of my countries history. Very sad and shows us how people can get influenced and how dangerous power can be. My heart is bleeding for all the families who had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed visiting this center and discovering more about the history of what occurred here is Budapest during second world war - well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was simply beautiful. The information was put together in such a good way. The rooms were dimly lit, so please take a moment to adjust your eyes. There is information on the walls, in video's, pictures, music,... There is so much to see in this museum and the atmosphere is just as it should be. I found that... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is my first time to visit a holocaist museum beside Ann Frank museum in Amsterdam! This Holocaust memorial museum in Budapest is definitely not a good start! Similar information is presented in different corner of the venue which makes you feel duplicated! The whole venue is dimly lit! We have to read a whole lot of texts with black... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The garden is a part of the Jewish museum and the synagogue. It is a very nice garden, with a wonderful big tree sculpture, it was very beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It feels wrong giving something so horrific five stars but this was such a well put together, respectful emotional, sad and horrific place to visit that I feel it must get the highest marks from me. From the music to the lighting and layout this centre really does wrench your heart and bring emotion to the forefront. Well worth a... More 

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