Szilvia Kántor2017
Abstract: The Great Synagogue in Budapest plays a very important role in the cultural tourism market of the capital city because it is able to attract thousands of tourists every year. This building is not just the most impressive synagogue in Hungary, but it is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. In addition to this, its characteristics are excellent for different kind of musical performances or exhibitions as it gives place to numerous cultural events each year. However, besides its historical and touristic value, it also serves the needs of the locals with its numerous religious buildings and catering facilities. Budapest is the home of the largest Jewish community of Central-Europe and the majority of the Hungarian Jewish people also live in the neighbourhood of this area. So, this part of the city offers an outstanding possibility to get acquainted with the Jewish traditions and heritages. This historical part of the city was quite neglected until 2002 when it became a part of the youth tourism strategy of Budapest. At that time the formerly ruined buildings were renovated and popular summer clubs, like the Szimpla-Garden, and the Gozsdu Courtyard were moved into them. Thanks to these developments, this area offers a wide range of services for both locals and tourists. ( It is apparent that sustainability has a major significance in the case of the Great Synagogue and its surroundings. This research explores the whole touristic value of this area, particularly focussing on the latest development efforts that supported sustainability in the last few years. Alongside the supply side, the paper also analyzes the available comments on TripAdvisor in order to get a better overview of the consumers’ opinions and experiences. Finally, the conclusion will highlight the possible future development directions which make this area more viable and sustainable.
p-ISSN 2063-8248 e-ISSN 2064-0188
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