Sinagoga Historica Justo Sierrra

Sinagoga Historica Justo Sierrra

Sinagoga Historica Justo Sierrra
4.5
Speciality MuseumsReligious Sites
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Centro Histórico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
How to get there
  • Zócalo • 8 min walk
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Chris B
Boise, ID677 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Our Airbnb was one block away. We said we would start one of our mornings with a visit here. Didn’t spend any time here because you have to drop your backpacks and bags off at the front. There was only one person at the entrance and he was distracted and not watching bags very well so we decided to move on.
Written March 5, 2020
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RSGompertz
Bothell, WA641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
As serendipity would have it, I noticed an old synagogue not too far from the Templo Mayor museum and ruins behind Mexico City’s Cathedral.

Seeing that the Sinagoga Justo Sierra was open to vistors, and always curious to see the unlikely places my tribe has taken root, my wife and I inched down the busy market street in search of history and serenity.

We were rewarded with a solitary visit to a beautiful 100-year-old testament to Mexican and world Jewish history.

Mexico became a sometimes intentional, other times accidental destination for Jews fleeing a variety of bad situations across Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the early part of the 20th century. Unlike the United States that had quotas and restrictions, Mexico was open to Jewish immigration. Another wave of Jews came here to escape the Holocaust.

Built in 1918, the Sinagoga Justo Sierra rose from these historical forces and the aspirations of those who needed a safe port during stormy times.

Now mainly used for cultural events, it is a beautiful reminder of the hope, tenacity and faith of a diaspora that has been scattered around the world.
Written January 4, 2019
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Robert L
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The old synagogue is located in Mexico City's historic downtown, a short walk from the Zocalo. The area is worth a visit in it's own right for the lively street life and period architecture. Don't limit yourself to the Zocalo, cathedral and ruins...there is more surrounding the area. The historic synagogue can be visited on a self guided tour or with a tour specializing in Jewish Mexico City. I visited on my own and spend about a half hour there. The synagogue is beautiful with Art Deco elements. I loved the enlarged photographs in the all purpose room showing early members at family and synagogue functions...they all looked so familiar!
Written November 16, 2019
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Daniel D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We had a fantastic time with Luis (one of Monica's assistant tourguides). He was informative, interesting, enthusiastic and gave us a real feel for the history of Mexican Jewry and some of the stories that woven together make up the culture of the Synagogues and area around Mexico City downtown. Great value, really interesting, and such a pleasure to learn from such passionate people!
Written July 23, 2019
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David S
Albany, CA43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Beautifully Restored Community Synagogue with wonderful exhibit on Moroccan Jewry. Bright, airy, and authentic
Written February 22, 2018
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Roberto113
New York City, NY336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
This historical synagogue was the first servicing the Ashkenazim peoples immigrated into Mexico from countries like Germany, Hungary, Poland, Lituania,and Russia, among others, in the first decades of the XX Century. Many of them settled and opened shops around the market area of La Merced, not far away, thus the location of this site. As the Jewish community has gradually relocated to other neighborhoods in the city, tgis synagogue is less frequently visited as an active place for worship and social gatherings, yet it maintains its historical character. The faced on Justo Sierra street resembles tradional architecture of the XIX century downtown of Mexico City, with its characteristic red stone and carvings, with Stars of David decorating heavy wooden doors. The social area inside hosted numerous weddings, Bar Mitzva and other celebrations for decades, a small photographic exhibition of those golden days is present on the main floor. Upstairs the Temple is medium-sized and elegantly decorated. The building is thus a landmark for Mexican Jews as the place where grandparents pivoted their religious and social lives while developing deep roots in Mexico.
Written March 28, 2016
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austinmook
Austin, TX73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
People have written a bunch about this, so I'll just add this: if you're Jewish, Jew-curious, or simply interested in religious history, it's worth a stop. The synagogue is not active anymore--the congregation moved from the historic district to the Polanco neighborhood a while back--but it's been recently restored after being abandoned. It's a neat place to visit and worth it if you're in the area.
Written July 26, 2017
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Judith A
Los Angeles, CA586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
Loved the beautiful structure, self guided tour and all this gave an understanding of the Jewish community in DF. I was lucky to attend a Purim event with the greatest Klezmer group from Puebla. What a joyous and satisfying experience in DF
Written March 17, 2017
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Ramon C
Mexico City, Mexico213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Walking through the historical downtown of Mexico City just behind the cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the archaeological site of "templo Mayor", colonial architecture and museums the last thinfmylunmight expect to find is a Asquenazi Synagogue.

In fact, the facade seems to be just one more of many surrounding colonial buildings. It is only on entering that you discover the synagogue built within.

The restoration of the synagogue has been done excellently and the information available gives you insight into the merchant class that lived in the area and attended the synagogue.

One hour might be just fine to see it, however if you would like romain a while and contemplate the details of the synagogue r take pictures you might take a bit longer.

It sure is worth the time spent testifying to a city of historical diversity.
Written February 18, 2015
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Its like been dropped into a synagogue in Lithuania . The temple on the second level of the interior building, has double-height ceilings and a wraparound upper level that looks down on the congregation. Gold details, meticulously painted ceiling in rich hues of blue, green, and yellow, with ornate wood menorahs that are a centrepiece of this exquisite place of worship and architectural style
Written May 25, 2019
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