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Address: Stockholm, Sweden
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is simple yet beautiful. It provides good...

The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is simple yet beautiful. It provides good information on the history of the Jewish community in Sweden and Scandinavia, offering a sobering exhibit on World War II.

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One of the greatest Temples in the World!

Me and my wife have being visiting synagogues all around the World, but this one is simply stunning! From the beutiful architecture to the amazing Ark were the Scrols are much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Salatiel C
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife have being visiting synagogues all around the World, but this one is simply stunning! From the beutiful architecture to the amazing Ark were the Scrols are much! The Stochholm Synagogue is amazing! The important contribution in the memorial of more 8000 people who give their life in the shoa is Heart Breaking! I loved this Temple,... More 

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A very impressive building from 1870 with 1000 seats, the community at that time was 400! Built with oriental motifs with 2 balconies, and a big organ on the 2nd balcony. The synagogue belongs to the Jewish conservative movement and today has mixed seating and egalitarian service. The present cantor is from South America with a tender tenor.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were not able to enter on the day we went to view it but the outside was a treat to see. The do have tours and the times are listed on a sign outside. The main entrance is very picture worthy!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

A surprisingly large place but firmly locked except for tours. They are 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 11:00 am Friday. $20 a tour - but worth the effort to get there. The interior is striking and there is a good description of the history of Jews in Sweden. Definitely a recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Enter the courtyard and encounter a large hanukiah. Then -- if you make advance arrangments -- visit the beautiful interior.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Check the opening times before you come! They only offer guided tours for tourists during the summer, and only on weekdays. You may be able to attend a religious service but then you are not allowed to take photos. I think they should offer some tours on weekends too. The guide was nice and explained a lot about their history... More 

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Hernando, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We try to visit synagogues around the world and did so a few weeks ago in Stockholm. Though we never did find the Rauol Wallenberg tribute that was somewhere near the synagogue, we did take the one hour tour. The docent was excellent, with thorough knowledge of the history of the Jewish populaton in Sweden, starting in the mid-1750s, through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Although we are atheists, we do not forget our Jewish origin. Therefore we decided to go visit the Great Synagogue of Stockholm. At first we thought it would be a very nice idea visiting the place on a Saturday morning, when the hall is in full operation. As we came across the synagogue (a stone's throne of Kungsträdgården), the guard... More 

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Sweden should be a country of free, tolerant people. Concerning jews Swedes in genral is not better than other Europeans. However without real progromes some Swedes succeded to be exemples to all of us. At the Synagogue you will be able to lear more about it.

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4 Thank ranfon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

This is a beautiful synagogue and the guide that was there who described the history and current status of the community is excellent. Very worth the time to visit. Tip is to find out ahead of your visit when the scheduled tours are...it is exceptional.

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Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.