Free Tour of the Jewish Quarter and World War 2

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on October 19, 2020

Hello travelers! We are a group of guides happy to live and work in Budapest! With degrees in History of Art and Tourism. And after years of experience in the city, we have come up with the recipe for the perfect free tour: INGREDIENTS: -300 grams of history (just enough so that you don't get saturated) -150 grams of legends -several tablespoons of curiosities, gossip and news - "salt shaker" to the taste of the guide -A handful of tricks so that you learn to move around the city - A guide wanting to enjoy yourself - A motivated public PREPARATION: We start by adding the 300 grams of history, because every tour has to start with a good historical context. But immediately we add 150 grams of legends to the mixture in small doses and stir well until a well-homogeneous and balanced dough is left. Let it rest and add salt to taste until you start to hear a few laughs. That is the signal that tells you that the mix is on the right track. It is then the right time to add several spoonfuls of curiosities, gossip and current affairs, always at the request of the diner. All this is put in the oven for 2 and a half hours at maximum power. And to avoid that the dough does not drop, go adding tricks and recommendations. If the steps have been followed well, we assure you a good free tour. And if the recipe is also made in Budapest, success is guaranteed!

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Tour description

The Jewish Quarter and its history. Get to know the Jewish culture in Budapest and what it lived through in its darkest moment, "The Second World War".

They say that reality is always stranger than fiction, and on this tour you will be able to prove it. In 1944-45, the Jewish quarter became the Budapest ghetto. An essential tour to understand the most recent and tragic past of the city, and its reflection today.

Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it


  1. Contextualize Hungary in World War II.
  2. Get to know the Jewish people, traditions and history better.
  3. The effect of World War II and the Holocaust on Budapest.
  4. Discover the moments of light within the darkness that was lived. We will introduce you to the "Righteous Among the Nations"


🟢 We start in the Great Synagogue of Budapest, 🕍 the largest in Europe! There we will reveal all the secrets of the "Jewish cathedral" why is it nicknamed like that?...
🟢 Before we enter the ghetto, we will tell you in detail "The Battle of Budapest" one of the bloodiest and most unknown of World War II.
🟢 We will visit the synagogue cemetery and see the "Tree of Life" 🌳 a beautiful tribute to the victims of deportations in Hungary.
🟢 You will know the shocking story of Raoul Wallemberg , and from there we will walk to the Orthodox Synagogue, where we will talk about this Jewish community. Their rituals, costumes, kosher food and many more curiosities.
🟢 Next we will stop at the Carl Lutz Monument to tell you who are the "fair among nations" 🫂 and what role they played in this city.
🟢 And since there is time for everything, we will also talk about urban art ,🎨 since the Jewish quarter is full of murals by street artists and is the cradle of the Ruin Bars
🟢 We will follow the trail of the "stumbling blocks" and we will reach the third synagogue of our tour, Status Quo , does its name have anything to do with the rock group? 🧑‍🎤 We will reveal that secret to you...
🟢 You will be impressed by the ruined building that hides the wall of the Budapest ghetto, the last standing testimony of the Holocaust in this city. There we will talk about Nazism in Hungary, hand in hand with the Arrow Cross Party.

This is a vibrant, powerful tour, crude at times, but necessary... Anyone who doesn't know its history is doomed to repeat it. And to tell you about it, we have professional guides, graduates in Art History, Tourism and who are passionate about Budapest!
Do not miss this Free Tour of the Jewish Quarter and World War II. We will wait for you!


-A minimum of 6 people is required for the tour to start
-In the Free tours we do not accept large group reservations.
Group reservations of 6 or more people who want to attend must pay 7 euros or 3000 huf per person at the beginning.
If not, the guide may not admit them. (This also applies if a group of 6 or more makes several multiple reservations. For example: you are a group of 10 friends, and you make 2 reservations of 5 people)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Dohány u. 4, 1074 Hungary
    Budapest, Dohány u. 4, 1074 Hungary
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Gran Sinagoga de Budapest
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sinagoga Rumbach
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Szimpla Kert
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Gozsdu Court

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maria 08 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Super anemo y muy interesante . Recomendable sin dudar.
Julia 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Tour muy interesante para aprender la historia reciente y excelente guía, Laura.
Alfredo 15 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Una mañana fantástica conociendo un poco más la historia de Budapest de la mano de Chema, un auténtico profesional. Su manera de explicar curiosidades que no se encuentran habitualmente y su gran humor facilitaron que nos lo pasásemos en grande. ¡Muchas gracias!
Manel 12 Apr 2023

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Travelled in family - Apr 2023
Volvimos hacer un Tour con Luz, y super bien. Nos gusta como lo cuenta, como de preparada está y se le nota que le gusta lo que hace. Sin duda un acierto que recomendamos a los visitantes a esta maravillosa ciudad.
Jime... 10 Apr 2023

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Travelled in family - Apr 2023
Laura; fue muy profesional y atenta.
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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