The Exterior of the Dohány Synagogue, Budapest, Hungary

Since the synagogue, supposedly the second largest in the world after one in New York City, fronts on a narrow angled street with high trees, this photograph is about the best available. The gilded patterned domes, the towers, and the surface decoration all embody the Moorish Revival style. Click on images to enlarge them.

Left: The view from the main street that leads to the synagogue.

Three views of the decorated walls and domes.

Left: The window and its decorative surround seems to combine both Moorish and Romanesque architectural vocabularies. Right: The main entrance.

A star surmounts one of the domes. Right: The walls decoration combines brick and ceramic tile.

Photographs 2019 by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

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Last modified 13 October 20198