This morning your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Today you can explore the beauty of
Central Pest. Prior to visiting the Jewish Quarter, your guide will take you to the Budapest Market
Hall. Built by Eiffel in the 19th century, the covered market boasts soaring metal columns, high
walkways and beautiful produce shops. More than being a place where one can purchase some
handcrafted and typical Hungarian souvenirs, it’s a market where locals go to purchase their produce
and meats – a meeting place for many and a place where you can enjoy authentic local flavor.
Next, your guide will take you to the Great Budapest Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, and the
Holocaust Memorial. Since the 19th century, the Jewish community became well integrated into
Hungarian society and three synagogues were built. In 1944, a ghetto was created in Pest, which was
later followed by the deportation of thousands to Jews. You can walk through part of the former
Jewish neighborhood to see an old synagogue on Rumbach Street.
From here, your guide will take you to the Great Synagogue, the largest of the three previously
mentioned and impressive in its Byzantine and Moorish style architecture. You can visit the Jewish
Museum that is part of the synagogue, and afterwards, walk over to the Holocaust Memorial. The
sculpture of a weeping willow designed in memory of the 600,000 Hungarian Jews who died under the
Nazis in World War II.