District VII Erzsébetváros - Pest side Attractions in Budapest

District VII is also known as the Old Jewish Quarter being used as the Jewish Ghetto during the Second World War. Today this charming little neighbourhood is a melting pot of Hungarian and Jewish culture cram-packed with the city's Jewish culture, whilst also being known as the pubbing centre of the city. Countless kosher shops and restaurants operate alongside the so-called ruin bars that draw in tourists and locals alike.

The most imposing building of the district is the Dohány Synagogue, inside which the Jewish Museum, our second pick can be found.

The Orthodox Synagogue hidden amongst the little side streets is a perfect contrast to the large one, being completely unobvious to the untrained eye.

The Gozsdu Courtyard, a series of interlinked courtyards also hidden by a simple iron gate not more inviting that any of the others is one of the most beautiful hidden gems of the district.

There are several smaller museums and galleries in the area, four of which are our next picks: the Godot Gallery, Orokmozgo Film Museum, Crime Museum and the Postage Stamp Museum.

A great way to explore a district with so many little side streets and alleys is by bike, and Budapest Bike not only organises tours but also rents out bikes.

Jewish District

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VII. District

Former Jewish ghetto during the Second World War...
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Dohány Synagogue

Dohány Street 2-8
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Largest synagogue of the city, country and of Europe...
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Jewish Museum

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Dohany utca, 2

History of the Hungarian Jews...
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Orthodox Synagogue

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Kazinczy street

Beautiful hidden synagogue...
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Gozsdu Courtyard

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Király Street 13
District VI

Series of inter-linked courtyards...
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Godot Gallery

VII. Madách I. u. 8

Coffee & Arts...
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Orokmozgo Filmmuzeum

Erzsebet Korut 39

Cinematic classics...
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Crime Museum

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Mosonyi utca, 7

Crime paraphernalia...
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Postage Stamp Museum

Harsfa utca 47
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Postage stamps of the world...
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Budapest Bike

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Wesselényi Street 13

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