From the 19th century onwards, more and more Jews were moving to Budapest and becoming part of Hungarian society. They played a hugely important role in the transition of Hungary to capitalism, and the cultural revival of the capital city. On this 2,5 hour free Jewish tour of Budapest you will visit Europe's largest synagogue, the second largest in the world, the magnificent Dohány Street Synagogue in the 7th district, you’ll discover some hidden treasures of the Jewish quarter, get acquainted with their turbulent history, ways of life, traditions, and much more. You’ll also hear of famous Hungarian Jews and those from here who became Hollywood stars, and much more with your local Budapest free Jewish tour guide.

  • Synagogue Triangle
  • Righteous among the Nations
  • Budapest ruin pubs
  • Europe's largest synagogue
  • Jewish traditions & everyday life
  • The Martyr Cemetery
  • Hungarian Hollywood stars
  • Miklós Radnóti, a Hungarian Holocaust writer
  • Famous Hungarian Jews
  • Shoes memorial
  • Gábor Sztehlo
Starts at
Monday flag10:30 AM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday flag10:30 AM
Thursday Closed
Friday flag10:30 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday flag10:30 AM
Meeting Point
In front of St. Stephen's Basilica

By Metro:

The closest metro stations to St. Stephen's Basilica are Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út (yellow line); Deák Ferenc tér (red, yellow and blue line conjunction); Arany János utca (blue line). Once you come up from the metro the Basilica will be a comfortable 3 to 5 minute walk. The Basilica is the tallest building in town so is gonna be super easy to find it, especially if you ask for directions from any passers-by on the street. When you arrive to the church look for our guides with light-blue umbrellas, t-shirts, lanyards & namecards near the steps at the main entrance.

On foot:

Budapest is a very walkable city, and St. Stephen's Basilica along with the Parliament building, is the highest building in the city so it is difficult to miss it. Just make sure you take our flyer or map from your accomodation, or download our city map on the link below.

Once you are on the square look for our guides at the steps of the Basilica with light-blue Generation Tours umbrellas, T-shirts and namecards.

Download our Budapest city map

Apologies, this tour is suspended until 2022