Medieval Synagogue of Buda

Medieval Synagogue of Buda

The first Jewish families settled within the precincts of Buda Castle in the middle of the 13th century, during the reign of Béla IV; they occupied the area from the former Zsido (Jewish) Gate, to the Szent György Street – earlier known as Zsido Street. 

The families, who were mainly engaged in coin-minting, were forced to leave their homes during the reign of King Lajos the Great. When later allowed to return, they settled in the former New Zsido Street.

During the Middle-Ages there were two synagogues in Táncsics Street – facing each other.

The synagogue located at Numbers 21-23, is considered to have been built in the 1460’s; only a few remnants of its walls have survived for posterity.

The synagogue which stood at Number 26 Táncsics Street was probably used by the Syrian Sephardic Jews who had settled in Buda. The small, two-roomed chapel, originally probably formed part of the living quarters.

 

Attraction: The Medieval Synagogue of Buda (Budai középkori zsinagóga)

Country: Hungary

City: Budapest

Location: Buda, I. district

Transport: M2 Moszkva tér and várbusz (castle bus)

Address: Budapest, Táncsics utca 26

Phone: 1/ 225-7816

E-mail:

Web: www.btm.hu

Open: From 1 May to 31 Oct: Tue-Sun: 10-18

Price: adult: 400 HUF, student 150 HUF

Guided tours:

Permanent exhibition: The Jewish population of Buda in the Middle Ages