Szeged Synagogue, Szeged

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The Szeged Synagogue is a synagogue in Szeged, Hungary. It is a 1907 building designed by the Jewish Hungarian architect Lipót Baumhorn, whose work is considered to contain the finest examples of the unique fin de siècle Hungarian blending of Art Nouveau and Historicist styles sometimes known as Magyar style. It served Szeged's large Neolog community.The building's interior, with its 48.5m tall domed ceiling, draws on multiple historical styles to produce its overall Art Nouveau/Moorish Revival style. The rib-like wall above the organ has Gothic origins, while the columns supporting the galleries are Roman.The interior of the great dome, and all of the building's stained glass, are the work of the artist Miksa Róth.The design of the Torah Ark alludes to the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Solomon by using sittimwood from the banks of Nile, the wood called for in the building of the Temple of Solomon in 1 Kings. The hinges are in the shape of the Hyssop plant, a plant used in the ancient Temple service.The Szeged Synagogue is the second largest in Hungary after the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest, and the 4th largest in the world.
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  • we parked the car on the roof of the Arcade shopping center and from the parking lot opened a beautiful view of the city, and this building served as a guide to walk to the city center)))... So beautiful and airy.... we were unlucky to get inside (entry on certain days and hours) but strolled around it with great pleasure, wide alleys with benches, trees and silence around (it was a Saturday morning)...
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  • The Szeged synagogue is definitely an unmissable tourist destination for visiting the city.
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  • Peaceful, beautiful interior, reading about the symbols used in the stained glass windows brings the whole place to life. Amazing blues (colour), gallery could also be visited. Very worthwhile.
  • Nice and monumental building. It was an great organ concert when I visited.
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