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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)

Neighborhood: Kazimierz
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Address: ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
Phone Number: 48 12 422 09 62
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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One of two surviving Gothic synagogues in the world (the other is in the...

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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The oldest sinagogue still standing in Krakow

Was supposed to be blown up during the 2nd World War but the detonation destroyed only the ceiling and not the walls, so it could be rebuild :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2016
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing worthwhile to be seen! Poor inside and unfriendly staff! It is better to walk around the area and even better to have a tourist guide for the jewish quarter.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is located in the Jewish Quarter and it's easily accessible by transportation. Good for history enthusiasts.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Was supposed to be blown up during the 2nd World War but the detonation destroyed only the ceiling and not the walls, so it could be rebuild :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

It is decorated, small, lively. Men and women separate. Nima in center. Built between 1860-1862. Unique stained glass windows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

An interesting building with an interesting museum of Jewish life- definitely worth the visit- it shows historical items as well as photos of modern revitalized Jewish life in Krakow.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It is a simple old place used as a museum with a wealth of information displayed on stands. It was very interesting and a lesson in the history of that period.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Built in 1457 this is a very interesting old synagogue that appeared to be more a museum than a church. It was originally a men's only church which was interesting. during the German occupation it was used as a store. If you want to see an operating Synagogue visit the nearby Kupa Synagogue which is very plan and set back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Well work finding the time to visit. The Synagogue was originally built in the mid sixteenth century and is now used as a museum which is well laid out, with a good range of exhibits like the Gothic-Renaissence bema. However, we were lucky enough to strike up a conversation with one of the attendants who was able to provide a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

After so much overwhelming visual stimuli in Krakow's lovely churches, it was a bit of a relief to enjoy the relative simplicity of the Old Synagogue, now a museum. I really love this place. Very nicely set up, with beautiful but simple displays and a 'less is more' feel to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Visited the museum whilst exploring The Jewish Quarter and was not disappointed. A very interesting place with lots of information, facts and photographs including artefacts of the Sinagogue itself. Only 20PLN which goes to its upkeep so definitely worth a visit.

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