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Museo Ebraico di Venezia - Ghetto

Cannaregio 2902/b, 33437 Venice, Italy
+39 (0)41 715359
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Ranked #62 of 221 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Jerusalem, Israel
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The museum has some of the items found in all Jewish museums around the world (religious objects, etc.), but it did have some artifacts that specifically reflect the history of the ghetto, and there was a decent presentation of the history of the community. The synagogue tour is worth taking, but take the explanations with a grain of salt -... More

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Essaouira, Morocco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visit the Hebrew Museum in Venice is an important step to know and understand the whole town history as the relations between town governement and the jewish community had an important role, both by economic and political point of view. Visit to the four "scuole", means synagogues, show the differences among the groups in the community, as they born in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The first "ghetto." Very nice guided tour of the five (5) synagogues except the one in use for Sukkot. Interesting history. I should have remembered to bring a kippah.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

The museum itself is fairly small and displays a range of different religious items used in the synagogues, as well as a brief history of the local Jewish community. The highlight was the guided tour, with a visit to three synagogues and an explanation as to the various styles, the influences by the Venice churches, and the history of the... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The museum is very small. However, the tour we were given with our ticket to 3 synagogues was fantastic. They are beautifully preserved and our guide was informative. Only disappointment was that no pictures are permitted.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took a guided tour and Museum ticket combo for €10 each and the guide was excellent - even putting up with some of the more surreal questions which covered things well beyond the scope of the tour and the ghetto ...The museum itself has very good narrative descriptions of the history of the ghetto in english as well as... More

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Shlomi, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The museum tour takes you round 3 of the ghetto's 5 synagogues and as the several of the synagogues are on the top floor this involves quite a lot of climbing - It was worth it. Tours are in English or Italian. Our tour leader had a slightly wry sense of humour which only enhanced his explanation of the synagogues'... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a great tour. Context travel provided our docent and she was great. The Museum consists of a building that houses Jewish artifacts from the ghetto and of equal importance it consist of five synagogues of which you tour three. The gentleman a part of the museum staff provide this part of the tour and he was a blend... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Small museum in Venice's Jewish Quarter which told us some of the history of the area. There were some interesting artefacts on display and plenty of information in English. Although not very big, the low admission price reflects this. There is a well stocked shop and cafe on the ground floor.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The museums are absolutely astounding especially considering the fact that the same person who built one of the synagogues also built the salute church. Our tour guide was both rude and did not explain things well. When we asked why certain pictures were hanging in the synagogue the answer we got back is why not. I'm sure there were many... More

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