Subotica Synagogue - the most important information
The synagogue in Subotica is a Jewish synagogue built in 1902. It is one of the most valuable Central European buildings of this type of architecture. It was declared a cultural monument of exceptional importance in 1974.
About the Subotica Synagogue
The synagogue was designed by Budapest architects Marcel Komor and Deja Jakaba in the Art Nouveau style. It is characterized by pronounced architectural features such as stylized rose petals, carnations and peacock feathers. On the four smaller domes that symbolize the sides of the world, there is a larger dome that represents the universe. There are three entrances leading to the narthex above which is a proctor for women. Brick and painted ceramics with ornate decorations, which are the symbol of Hungary, were used for the facade. It has been restored three times, the last of which was in 2017. After the renovation, it was officially opened in 2018. The Subotica Synagogue is the second largest synagogue in Europe.
Significance of the Subotica Synagogue
The synagogue was built with the funds of the Jewish community of Subotica, which was in its full glory at that time. During the reconstruction of the synagogue, the names of the people who were taken to the concentration camps in 1944, from which they never returned, were put back to the benches. Precisely for this reason, because most of the Jews of Subotica lost their lives in the Holocaust, this building is a memory of their life and a huge tragedy that befell the entire Jewish people.
Opening hours and ticket prices
The working hours of the synagogue are:
- Tuesday to Friday: 10am-6pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 10am-2pm
Ticket prices vary according to the following criteria:
- Individual: 250 dinars
- For groups 10+: 150 dinars
- Pupil, student and senior: 150 dinars
- For children under the age of ten: free
Experienced curators will guide tourists through the facility with detailed explanations of the history of the synagogue, which will be available in Serbian, Hungarian and English.
How to get to the Subotica Synagogue?
The synagogue is located near the city center, about ten minutes drive and can be reached directly from Istvan Secenija Street. Available city lines that run near the synagogue are: