The Dohány Street Synagogue (Dohány utcai zsinagóga) in Budapest is the second largest synagogue in the world behind the Temple Emanu-El of New York.

With a capacity of over 3000 people this impressive temple was built between 1854 and 1859.
The architectural style leans heavily on the Neo-moorish aesthetic, with architect Ludwig Förster and interior designer Frigyes Feszi drawing a lot of their influences from Alhambra’s intricate geometric designs and patterns in particular.
Besides the Arabic foundations the structure seems to blend hints of Byzantine, Roman, and Gothic architecture to create its own style.
The latest renovations were completed in 1996.

 

A huge thanks to the wonderful people at the Great Synagogue for the access and their kind assistance.