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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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 gated area.
Maybe with an appointment you could arrange a tour??