This Neo-Moorish marvel was built between 1854 and 1859 and is the largest synagogue and one of the most important sights for Judaism in Europe. It has stood the test of time, acting as a sanctuary for jews during the Holocaust and years of persecution in the Communist era. Today it still stands proudly as an active temple for the Jews of Budapest and as a tragic reminder of the atrocities that took place less than a century ago. Buy a ticket for one of the guided tours at Dohány Synagogue that run hourly and are filled with useful information to orient yourself inside of the vast complex, which includes a museum and memorial garden in addition to the temple itself. The highlight of the interior space is the synagogue and the melancholy enchantment of the famous weeping willow sculpture by famed Hungarian artist Imre Varga.