The history of Budapest cannot be told without the story of its Jewish inhabitants. Jews, brought by Romans, were here even before Magyars arrived at the end of the ninth century. Throughout turbulent history the relationship between the two was turbulent, with ups and downs, but ultimately Jewish numbers swelled, and, at the beginning of the 20th century, Budapest was the third largest Jewish city in the world, after New York and Warsaw. And, at the heart of it all was Jewish Quarter – most vibrant, energetic, alive part of Budapest. Then came the darkness of Nazism and Hungarian Jews were almost completely wiped out.
On our tour you will learn about all of this and much more. We’ll see many traces of Jewish heritage, led by majestic synagogues, which rival any in the whole world with their beauty and grace. This part of the city is also well known for its street art and ruin bars. This whole mix today makes Jewish Quarter the coolest part of Budapest.
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Meeting time: 1o:00AM
Meeting point: In front of Budapest Info kiosk Varoshaza park on Kiraly korut, Budapest, 1052
Free tour concept
Free tours as a concept are getting more and more popular every day. The idea is simple: don’t charge people fix amount of money upfront, but let them tip, at the end of the tour, depending on their budget and, most importantly, how much they enjoyed the tour. That way, everybody can join, and guides are eager to do the best job they can. So, everybody wins!