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The Great Synagogue of Stockholm

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Address: Stockholm, Sweden
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is simple yet beautiful. It provides good...

The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is simple yet beautiful. It provides good information on the history of the Jewish community in Sweden and Scandinavia, offering a sobering exhibit on World War II.

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Beautiful Temple excellent tour

We visited the Temple when they had a regularly scheduled English tour. The tour guide was excellent. She not only showed us the beautiful building but gave us tremendous insight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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LI, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Temple when they had a regularly scheduled English tour. The tour guide was excellent. She not only showed us the beautiful building but gave us tremendous insight into the Jewish community in Stockholm.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful historic structure. Extremely impressive. Architecture was stunning and historic spiritual environment. Visited on a Saturday - congregants were extremely warm and friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I concidentally walked by. It was Sunday and was closed but the building is very elegant. It is on a small street next to the park. It was built 1867-1870 according to designs made in 1862 by the architect Fredrik Wilhelm Scholander.

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Thank Ozlem S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife have being visiting synagogues all around the World, but this one is simply stunning! From the beutiful architecture to the amazing Ark were the Scrols are much! The Stochholm Synagogue is amazing! The important contribution in the memorial of more 8000 people who give their life in the shoa is Heart Breaking! I loved this Temple,... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A very impressive building from 1870 with 1000 seats, the community at that time was 400! Built with oriental motifs with 2 balconies, and a big organ on the 2nd balcony. The synagogue belongs to the Jewish conservative movement and today has mixed seating and egalitarian service. The present cantor is from South America with a tender tenor.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were not able to enter on the day we went to view it but the outside was a treat to see. The do have tours and the times are listed on a sign outside. The main entrance is very picture worthy!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

A surprisingly large place but firmly locked except for tours. They are 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 11:00 am Friday. $20 a tour - but worth the effort to get there. The interior is striking and there is a good description of the history of Jews in Sweden. Definitely a recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Enter the courtyard and encounter a large hanukiah. Then -- if you make advance arrangments -- visit the beautiful interior.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Check the opening times before you come! They only offer guided tours for tourists during the summer, and only on weekdays. You may be able to attend a religious service but then you are not allowed to take photos. I think they should offer some tours on weekends too. The guide was nice and explained a lot about their history... More 

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Hernando, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We try to visit synagogues around the world and did so a few weeks ago in Stockholm. Though we never did find the Rauol Wallenberg tribute that was somewhere near the synagogue, we did take the one hour tour. The docent was excellent, with thorough knowledge of the history of the Jewish populaton in Sweden, starting in the mid-1750s, through... More 

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Staying in Norrmalm

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Norrmalm
Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.