Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Daily SHOOT! - The Great Synagogue

The Great Synagogue, originally uploaded by tgtwb.

The Synagogue of Pest is one of the most beautiful and Europe's largest and world's second-largest synagogue.

Its absolutely stunning exterior, which i mistook it for a mosque (especially the domes) at first look, has striking Byzantine and Moorish elements.

I also found out that during the Nazi regime, up to 20,000 Jews from the ghettos seek refuge in the synagogue were killed and buried in the courtyard.

You can also find The National Jewish Museum inside the synagogue complex.

Definitely worth a few hours exploring when in Budapest.

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