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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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One of two surviving Gothic synagogues in the world (the other is in the city of Prague) that was restored after World War II and now houses a Jewish Museum.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
+48 12 422 09 62
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 8, 2013

This 15th century building is very good point to start your tour around Kazimierz. The exibits show you the religious habits of the Jews very adequately (although maybe in a bit old-fashioned way, but it's good nonetheless) - sometimes there is an option of trying...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

I don't know much about Jewish heritage but I did learn some new things. I feel they could have used video or something else to convey the message because I get tired of reading these long paragraphs but still decent. Right by our hotel. 5-10min...More

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All reviews jewish faith jewish quarter small museum sixteenth century small admission charge minute visit nice collection per adult interesting insight worth a visit everyday life information boards on display lovely building entrance fee nazi occupation walking tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had not planned to visit here but it caught my eye and I decided to go in. The museum is located in the old Synagogue. It is not a large exhibit and not particularly interactive so you need some time to read the labels which...More

Thank lbhorton1953
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this synagogue after touring the Jewish quarter in Krakow. It is extremely old and has many labels to read, but the staff cannot speak English and we could not speak Polish, so I am sure we missed and did not understand much.

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entered this museum interested in the past of Jewish struggles, left feeling unfulfilled and wishing we never entered, a lot of open space, staff here stare at you as if you’re going to steal everything, very unwelcoming, wouldn’t bother going out of your way to...More

Thank Big-Dave-RST
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small unassuming building from the outside but once through the doors there is an amazing array of artifacts which are well worth seeing. Admission is free of charge.

Thank DublinFazerman
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited the old synagogue today. This is a must see in the Jewish sector of kasmires. It tells the history of the area through photographs,paintings and artefacts and how the Jewish faith is an important part of the area.

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Reviewed September 29, 2018

The synagoge is beautiful. I had never been to a synagoge before. The exhibition gives us insight into jewish history in Krakow, simple and informative. I recommend a visit.

Thank Torill R
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

During my walk of the Kazmierz, I wanted to visit this synagogue as I have not visited one in my 18 years of solo traveling. I had visited. islamic mosques, Hindi temples, and Buddhist temples, but not a Jewish synagogue. I was therefore quite disappointed...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The second oldest synagogue in Europe. It was one of the most important synagogues in the city as well as the main religious, social, and organizational center of the Krakow Jewish community. A lot of WWII history: devastated and ransacked by the Germans. Its artwork...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I loved everything about my visit to this important historical site. There were some impressive exhibits of traditional Jewish wedding finery and very informative text in Hebrew, Polish and English. As a person with Bohemian ancestry, I was charmed to learn that the sixteenth century...More

Thank Perry B
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

As well as having a very impressive interior, the Old Synagogue is now a museum with a very impressive collection of Jewish artifacts. The standard entrance fee was 10 zloty and unlike the previous synagogues in Kazimierz that we had visited on our self guided...More

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There are no strict dress rules but common sense would dictate that respect must be shown. We wore just normal summer clothes although some other synagogues stipulate at their entrances any rules within their places of... More