Laszlo’s Classic Budapest Apartment is located in the VII District in what was once the old Jewish ghetto! There are many historical sites in the neighborhood and the biggest Synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world. “The Great Synagogue” is located here, a few blocks from Laszlo’s apartment. Look for faded remains of the names of former Jewish stores, Jewish symbols and menorah decorations on balconies on Kazinczy utca, Holló utca, Dob utca, Nagy Diófa utca, Wesselényi utca and Klauzál tér.
The buildings and the courtyards of the Synagogue include the Jewish Museum, the Heroes’ Temple, the Jewish Cemetery and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park. The exquisitely beautiful Rumbach Street Synagogue, built in 1872, is patterned and painted in Islamic style. Today it is more like a museum as it is not a functioning synagogue. The Orthodox Synagogue is a short walk away on Kazinczy utca, located at No. 29-31. This Synagogue was built in 1913 in the Hungarian Art Nouveau style. There is a lively courtyard in its center. Built in 1887 in Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaisance style, the synagogue at 5 Vasvári Pál Street is hidden in a courtyard surrounded by residential buildings. Renovated in the 1990s the synagogue and the adjacent complex is used by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement as a gathering place and school for Judaic studies. At 7 Wesselényi utca you’ll find the recently renovated building of the Goldmark Hall, home to the Hungarian Jewish Archives, a concert hall and a permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of Pest’s former Jewish Quarter.
Looking for Kosher restaurants?
Restaurant Carmel (Kazinczy utca 31)
Restaurant Hanna (Dob utca 35)
Fröhlich Pastry Shop (Dob utca 22)
Cari Mama (Kazinczy utca 28)