The New Synagogue Szeged and the community seat was designed by Lipót Baumhorn on the basis of a project from 1897. The synagogue has 1340 seats. The construction works began in August 1900, and finished in October 1902. The style of the monumental 48,5 m tall building was influenced by the Moorish-Secession and the Byzantine styles. Inside, the ribbed decoration above the organ shows Gothic influences, while the pillars reminds us of the Romanesque style. Immánuel Lőw the chief rabbi had an important role in the decoration of the interior of the synagogue. He was giving advice to the architect, as far as the decoration of the altarpiece, the walls and the windows were concerned. The organ was built by the famous Lipót C. Wegenstein.
The synagogue can be visited all year through. There is a guide who helps the visitors to discover all its riches and beauties.
1 April - 30 September: 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00 1 October - 31 March: 9.00-14.00 The synagogue is closed on Saturdays and during the Jewish holidays. Entrance fee: Adults 400 HUF, students 200 HUF.
The New Synagogue Szeged regularly hosts concerts and exhibitions. From 2005, there is a Jewish Cultural Festival organized every year in September and October, offering a multitude of entertaining programs. During the Szeged Open-Air Festival, the synagogue holds an organ concert every Sunday at 11.00.