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Remuh Synagogue (Synagoga Remuh)

Szeroka 40, Krakow, Poland (Kazimierz)
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Ranked #78 of 136 attractions in Krakow
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This small Renaissance synagogue (circa 1557) is named after the famous writer and philosopher Moses Isserles (aka Rabbi Remu'h) and still holds... more » Owner description: This small Renaissance synagogue (circa 1557) is named after the famous writer and philosopher Moses Isserles (aka Rabbi Remu'h) and still holds regular services for the small Jewish community in the city. « less
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited in April 2014 and again in June 2014. it is good to see the building being restored and the paintings on the cveiling being revived. It is worth visiting the graveyard, with its 'wailing wall' of fragments of tombs, and reading the memorial tablets in the yard before entering the synagogue.

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Belfast
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Thought there would be a little more by way of atmosphere. The guy on the door was rude, stayed on phone so I did not even know where to go. Did not seem appropriate. Shame. Certainly not a top 10 site as indicated in the normally good DK guides. Not even sure if I located the grave of Remuh. That... More

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Vietnam
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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I stumbled across this tiny synagogue as I was exploring Kazimierz. I was happy to pay the small entrance fee, as I could see that renovation works were trying to restore this once important synagogue. There are many interesting artifacts from hundreds of years ago. Make sure you visit the adjacent cemetery, which has a serene atmosphere, as you contemplate... More

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Jiangsu
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Extraordinary history (as many reviewers have commented), and I have nothing to add. One point though: right now (June 2014), the synagogue is undergoing some major renovations. They're charging a 5 zloty fee to enter the synagogue and cemetery.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A must visit for Jews wishing to connect to the beautiful Jewish world that once existed in Poland. Arrive early.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Despite it being run down and barely touched for years this Synagogue is still able to catch your breath. 5pln for the entrance and you are required to wear a Kippah whilst in there but the old grave yard as well which is attached is just as inspiring

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Vienna, Austria
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My girl-friend and I toured the Synagogue which needs to be renovated urgently...Unfortunately I am not wealthy but if I was a millionaire I would definetely help financially for restaurations. Such a place must be preserved and diserves to be protected by the UNESCO...walls that have existed since the 14th century is amazing ... a great plce to visit

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Kiev, Ukraine
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

An old small synagoge right in the heart of Kazimierz Ghetto with a cemetary next to it. The interior is very interesting with many old artifacts. You can feel the spirit of people who used to come and pray in it. The atmosphere at the cemetary is very quiet and soothing. Some of the graves look extremely old, with a... More

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Krakow, Poland
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The place is owned and run by Krakovian Jewish Commune (which is slowly growing, what brings joy to my heart). Still it could be run a little bit better and the staff might be nicer - also sometimes the cemetery area might be a bit shaggy and overgrown. Still its historical value is unbeaten. The synagogue is almost restored -... More

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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

It is still used for services and was established in the 1500's. Next to it is an old cemetery. During WWII German occupiers vandalized it but much of it was restored showing Renaissance examples of gravestones.

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