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Synagogue

Zudioska 5, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #21 of 63 attractions in Dubrovnik
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Synagogue and Jewish Museum The Jewish ghetto was established on Žudioska ulica inside of  the Old town of Dubrovnik on 25th of October 1546 and it... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Supposedly the second-oldest synagogue in Europe, this tiny building is a fascinating little slice of history. One criticism is that the museum could be a bit more informative about the history of the Jews in Dubrovnik, particularly for non-Jews. A lovely place though and highly recommended.

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

The top floor is a beautiful little Sephardic synagogue and the first floor is now a little museum, with documents of the 6 centuries of a Jewish history , anti-Semitic decrees from the holocaust, and religious objects.restorations of the roof were done when it suffered two direct hits during the 1991 spellings. Purchase a guide for 2$, for explanations.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

It was great to see the second oldest standing synagogue in Europe (the oldest Safardi). The synagogue itself is small, with an even smaller museum, but very interesting to see.

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

There is not a whole lot to see here, but it is definitely worth taking the few minutes to visit, along with its small accompanying museum, especially if you are Jewish or interested in Jewish history. The synagogue itself is very small but beautifully preserved and charming.

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Revisited this beautiful old synagogue which unfortunately only holds services for Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur. We feel that it is very important to support this piece of Jewish life which existed in Dubrovnik before the Holocaust. If you're in the Stradun, stop off and have a look at the synagogue and museum to recognize what once was.

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Michigan
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is a tiny synagogue on a tiny street (but aren't they all in the Old City) right off of the Stradum. The small museum is downstairs and charges a small fee (why not pay, you'll feel good for it!) and the synagogue itself is up a steep staircase. Pause in the little street in front of the building. Here... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Small but impressive collection of Judaica in the museum. The attendant was informative about the history of this museum and the one in Prague. The synagogue itself was interesting yet small. There was a 5EU charge to enter but I feel it was worthwhile to maintain this important piece of Dubrovnik and Jewish) history,

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had the opportunity to visit on our Adriatic trip. we always try to visit the synagogues when we can. They are all very beautiful in their own ways. The was no one available during our recent to give us the history but they did allow pictures. I have attached a few for your enlightenment. Enjy.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This old temple is nothing like all of the elaborate churches, but very informative and historical. There is a small museum area before you go up the stairs to the synagogue. We did inquire about the blue ceiling in the synagogue. It was obviously not original and restored, but painted a vibrant blue with stenciled Jewish stars on it and... More

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

. . . But it is helpful to visit with a knowledgeable guide who can provide background on the history of the synagogue. If you are not so fortunate, ask the person in the museum or shop to tell you the history if the synagogue. Yes, it is small but it is an important historical site in the history of... More

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