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There is no better way to experience Budapest’s strong and vibrant Jewish life than to see it for yourself. We welcome international tourists visiting Budapest and invite them to stop in, meet our community members, and attend JCC programs and activities.

Located one block from the famous Budapest Opera House and just behind the city’s most famous street, Andrassy Boulevard, the JCC is close to the historic Jewish quarter — a lively area full of shops, restaurants, and clubs that is experiencing a revival of its own. 

If you are you planning to visit,

we’d love to hear more about you and your plans.

FAQ for Visitors to Budapest

The JCC Budapest is closely monitoring all COVID-19 health and safety regulations and is currently closed for in-person programs and visits.  We look forward to welcoming visitors to Budapest when permissible.

The sooner the better! This way we can make sure your visit is tailored to your interests, giving you the best experience. We are closed on national and Jewish holidays.

We would be happy to help! Let us know what you are interested in, and we’ll provide some local tips.

We cannot help you in creating an itinerary or booking services. However, we are connected with many professionals who will be able to help you. We can suggest amazing tour agencies, reliable chauffeur services, beautiful hotels, excellent guides, and much more.

We highly recommend you contact us in advance to ensure a smooth visit. We would like to ensure that anyone who visits the JCC has a meaningful experience seeing programs and meeting our staff. That’s why we assign one person to be there with you throughout your visit and answer all your questions. However, we can only provide this with advance notice.

We understand things don’t always happen as planned. If you choose to cancel an already scheduled visit, please let us know. Hopefully we will be able to find another time and date!

The building itself and the rooms located on the ground floor are wheelchair-accessible by wheelchair, but the JCC does not currently have accessible bathrooms. 

Additionally, the Fitness Center (located in the basement) and the rooms located on the first floor are not wheelchair-accessible.

Sure! Depending on the age of your child, we can also try to align your visit with programs they’ll enjoy.

Most of our staff does speak English. Generally, English is widely spoken in Budapest, especially by the younger generation, so you will likely be able to speak with JCC members as well.

There are a limited number of programs running in English, but we do have programs where language is not a barrier. Contact us, and we will send you more details! 

Please check the Hungarian website (www.balinthaz.hu) for the most recent hours.

The two cities of Buda and Pest are connected by a beautiful 19th century bridge named the Chain Bridge. I couldn’t help but feel that it describes the invisible “chain” which links all Jews together (be they Hungarian, Israeli, or American). We are being given a unique opportunity to “build a bridge” between Jewish communities and strengthen the chain of Jewish life in Hungary and around the world. We can’t afford to let this opportunity pass us by.

– Cathi Luski, Co-Chair, Friends of JCC Budapest

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