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Fully restored to it's former glory in 1991 the hugely impressive Budapest Synagogue is well worth a look

SynagogueJust when you thought you’d seen all the biggest things that Budapest can offer along comes another really big thing that just blows your socks off: the biggest synagogue in Europe and I certainly don’t recall ever seeing a bigger one anywhere else in the world. Enormous, monumental and really quite impressive, it’s towers peak at close to 44 meters. 53 meters long, 26.5 meters wide, almost unsurprisingly it can seat 3000. Inside is a no less remarkable 5000 pipe organ which has in it’s history been played most famously by Franz List (List Ferenc) and Saint Siens. Suffering bomb damage in WWII it was only in 1991 after democracy returned that a full restoration could get underway and which were completed in 1996. Also in the grounds is the Jewish Museum.

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