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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

Via Luigi Carlo Farini 4, 50132 Florence, Italy
+39 055245252
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Ranked #28 of 224 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums
Owner description: This synagogue, one of the largest in Europe, was built between 1874 and 1882 in eclectic Moresque style by architects Marco Treves, Mariano... more » Owner description: This synagogue, one of the largest in Europe, was built between 1874 and 1882 in eclectic Moresque style by architects Marco Treves, Mariano Falcini,Vincenzo Micheli. The museo was set up on 1982 in the same building to display ritual objects, dating from XVI to XX Centuries and documentation regarding the history of the community. In the new section on 2007 was set up a room devoted to the memorial of contemporary history included the Shoa. « less
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was our second visit to the Synagogue - the firs one was some 17 years ago ( 1997). The experience of this second visit was better as the tour and the museum were both much improved. The Synagogue is on a side street near a stop on the A Line of the Hop-on Hop Off bus. It is "crowned"... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There is a lot to see in Florence. Since you will undoubtedly visit dozens of gorgeous churches in Europe, this is your best opportunity to see a magnificent synagogue. Of course, the most beautiful synagogue in the world would inevitably be located in Florence. The excellent tour, brief but clear, and far more helpful than merely reading the info in... More

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Brooklyn NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Synagogue looks great from the outside but you must go in to appreciate the vastness of the place. The interior is fantastic. The walls are hand painted and look almost 3-D. The history of the Synagogue is very interesting. Once you pay, a docent will explain the history of the community as well. Definitely a place to visit in... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This a beautiful building that the Nazi's managed to damage, but not destroy. It's really quite unique. If you go for services, be warned that the acoustics make hearing difficult, but the community is welcoming

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a stunning synagogue! The museum isn't huge (we just missed a tour and didn't have time to stay for another) and doesn't take long to go through. The sanctuary is just lovely. I wanted to daven right there. Security is extremely tight, be prepared to leave your phone, camera, etc in a free locker. Bring some cash in though,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Where else can you see a high-end synagogue with a dome and pomegranate trees in front? No interior photos permitted, so you need to pay the €10 to get inside, which helps to support the building. Our admission was halved because we had our Venice Jewish Museum and tour tickets. The first floor is stunning, but don't omit the museum,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went round the synagogue and was given 2 different tours. We learnt so much about the history of Jews in Florence and also the history of the synagogue. The only upsetting thing was that you couldn't take any photos inside. It was very Spanish/Moroccan themed. Definitely worth a look.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Synagogue is absolutely beautiful. My visit was enhanced by the short talk given by a guide. There is a small entry charge of 4 euro which includes the museum upstairs. I would recommend finding the time to visit the Synagogue if you are in Florence.

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Dover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The synagogue is absolutely beautiful and rich with history and decor. It's design both internally and externally rivels any of the other religious buildings that adorn Florence.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the most beautiful synagogue in the world that I've seen. It is simply amazing. The entire interior is painted with intricate designs on every inch of space. I read in the museum, that a Jewish man donated money to build the synagogue and specifically asked for it to be built "to live up to the artistic standards of... More

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