Magical sacred locations
While one of the noble aims of the Jewish Cultural Festival is to offer a glimpse of Jewish culture, another is to present a comprehensive overview of the related historical sites as possible. Accordingly, the event programmes are generally held in places of great significance to the everyday life of the Hungarian Jewish people, such as...
· the Dohány utca Synagogue, which is the second-largest synagogue in the world (and one of Budapest’s most popular tourist attractions to boot);
· the Hegedűs Gyula utca Synagogue, which bears the stylistic marks of eclecticism, Neo-Renaissance and Art Nouveau;
· Goldmark Hall, which was known as the citadel of Jewish cultural life during the mid-20th century;
· the Frankel synagogue, which has been a mainstay of cultural and religious life since 1888;
· the Budapest Music Centre (BMC), which aims to present contemporary Hungarian musical treasures in a well-curated manner;
· Bálint House, which opened its doors after the Holocaust as the first cultural centre in Middle and Eastern Europe;
· Wesselényi17, which welcomes visitors interested in any aspect of culture all year round.