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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop here as part of our tour. The people at the synagogue were very helpful. It has been beautifully restored.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

The synagogue itself is very beautiful and well worth a visit. The cafe provides excellent coffee and the most delicious cherry strudel!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 24, 2019

Our guide gave us a history of the Jews in Russia as we sat in the synagogue. We were then entertained by a violinist who sang in Yiddish and who was accompanied by a keyboard player. The interior of the synagogue is well-appointed but not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

We stopped at the Grand Choral Synagogue on a day of touring and clearly enjoyed the stop. It is a beautiful synagogue both inside and out. A nice little gift shop inside. Interesting history to learn about the synagogue.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed July 18, 2019

This beautiful synagogue was completed in 1893 and one of the best of its time anywhere in Europe. Virtually closed in the soviet era, damaged by German bombing during the siege of Leningrad, badly neglected until the fall of communism - the synagogue has now...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

The Grand Choral Synagogue is really worth visiting. It is relatively new and well appointed. It is spacious and acts as a community center. It runs two schools, a restaurant and a gift shop. The wall on the side of a synagogue had ungainly pipes...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is a very big and beautiful synagogue.. the third largest synagogue in Europe. The synagogue is just a few steps from the Mariinsky. Worth a visit to see architecture from inside and out. Free entry.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

This is the second largest Synagogue in Europe and very beautiful inside. It doesn't take long to visit but well worth the stop, particularly if you are interested in Jewish sights.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

We recently did a tour of Russia and the Baltic countries and were able to visit the Grand Choral Synagogue in Saint Petersburg. This was a moving and fascinating place to visit and the synagogue is beautiful and quite ornate which is unusual. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daryl K
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We attended morning services at the Choral Synagogue. It was inspiring to see that it had survived Communist opression intact and that a group of local Jews attended services. The building itself was quite well maintained and beautiful.A must-see for any Jewish visitor, and worthwhile...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Dale B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jordan, No, an appointment is not necessary. To my surprise other than a security check the synagogue is very open. We walked all around inside and then visited the kosher store/souvenir shop next door within the same... More
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