Focusing on Holocaust education and research, the center is in an architecturally striking and widely praised structure, completed in 2004; its combines classical and modern design, with lots of angles and asymmetrical lines. At the center of the complex is the restored Páva Street Synagogue, one of Budapest's largest. This eclectic-style synagogue was designed by Leopold Baumhorn, a famous synagogue architect who worked at the turn of the 20th century. The synagogue space is often used for temporary exhibits. The museum's permanent exhibition, "From Deprivation of Rights to Genocide," is spread out in several dark underground rooms, with sloping floors and stark columns; a memorial wall outside is etched with the names of Holocaust victims. The decision to locate the center outside of the seventh district's Jewish quarter was a deliberate one, meant to emphasize the national character of the institution. This off-center location, however, has been criticized for making it more difficult to attract visitors. Still, it's well worth the slight detour from the city center to visit this moving memorial and exhibition. Note that the exhibits are not recommended for young visitors.