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Great Synagogue

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The Great Synagogue (Űj Zsinagóga), built between 1900 and 1903 by architect Lipót Baumhorn, is one of Hungary’s most beautiful buildings, with a blue glass dome with stars picked out in gold, and a stunning interior that is full of life: the frescoes and stained glass replicate exactly the plants and flowers that the then chief rabbi, a keen botanist, estimated would have grown in ancient Jerusalem. It conjures the sense of a Promised Land poignantly. The entrance is on Jósika utca 10 not far from Klauzál tér.