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One of the most fascinating architectural buildings in Lučenec that emits the spirit of history is the building of a neologic synagogue built in Art Nouveau style. The synagogue is the work of the Hungarian architect Leopold Baumhorn and dates from 1924 - 1925.

It is interesting that the synagogue in Lučenec is one of four identical synagogues in the world, the other three are located in Amsterdam, Brussels and Tel Aviv. The synagogue served its purpose until 1944, later it was used only as a warehouse. The synagogue has been decaying for many years. However, it was reconstructed in 2014 - 2015 and is open to the public.

The surroundings in front of the synagogue are aesthetically modified, the inhabitants of the town as well as visitors can sit and contemplate on the benches located in front of the synagogue during warm days. Beautifully decorated interior together with expert commentary can be enjoyed by trained lecturers who will accompany you during the tour. There is also a permanent exhibition of the Jewish cultural heritage in Lučenec.

The town of Lučenec also uses the building of the synagogue for various cultural and social events or for ceremonies and marriages. The synagogue is open to visitors throughout the year. Opening hours are adapted to the current season.

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