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Remuh Synagogue (Synagoga Remuh)

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Address: ul. Szeroka 40, Krakow 31-053, Poland
Phone Number: 48124295735
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This small Renaissance synagogue (circa 1557) is named after the famous...

This small Renaissance synagogue (circa 1557) is named after the famous writer and philosopher Moses Isserles (aka Rabbi Remu'h) and still holds regular services for the small Jewish community in the city.

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One of the important synagogues

A visit to the Jewish area of Krakow is needed to balance the touristy central area with reality and history. Even though the Kazimierz quarter is itself becoming more aligned to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Both the synagogue and the cemetery were established in the early to mid 1500s. The history of this unassuming little structure and its grounds is interesting. It's also infuriating, in that the nazis smashed the cemetery walls and stole most of the tombstones to sell or to use as paving stones in concentration camps. Only a dozen remained as originally... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Jewish area of Krakow is needed to balance the touristy central area with reality and history. Even though the Kazimierz quarter is itself becoming more aligned to tourists, yet it evokes more of the wartime troubles and is not so "pretty" as the rest of Krakow. There are many different tours but just walking around and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Arguably the most interesting synagogue within Kazimierz. The synagogue itself is quite small and nothing special. However the history of it makes it a worthwhile visit and the graveyard behind it have been meticulously restored. So now it is one of the best preserved Renaissance Jewish cemeteries in Europe. A moving sight is the wall that contains broken gravestones which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a must-see- I think that it is the most important of the synagogues in Kazimierz. It is also the oldest. It is named after rabbi Moshes Isserles, known in Hebrew as Remah (hence the name of the place). It is hundreds of years old. It is quaint and authentic- recently refurbished and repaired to be as the origianl.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Stuck away behind a fence in the Jewish quarter this old synagogue was small but had an extensive cemetery and garden. It is located on Szeroka Street and not far from the Old Synagogue and the Kupa Synagogue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

The synagogue is small and unremarkable, but the Medieval cemetery and it's history is well worth your time. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Comparing to a few other synagogues (however not in Cracow, but in Prague), this one seems to be really small and there's not much to see inside. I'm pretty sure it's not worth to visit all synagogues in town in a raw just to have them checked.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been there many times. This time I was meeting a friend from the US who had never been there. Walking through the cemetery, he found the headstones of his family. He was very moved by it, as was I: What was once a vibrant and thriving community wiped out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Remuh Synagogue is a very old small synagogue in Kazimierz with the small Old Cemetery in its back. The synagugue iself is very simple. Rabi Remuh a recognized man at his time involved with this synagogue is buried here identified by a tombstone. As in the New Synagogue pieces of tombstones desacrated by the nazi were placed on the walls.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

It is well worth finding whilst in the Kazimierz Quarter. The Synagogue is still being restored but the plaques outside the cemetery are moving. The cemetery itself is very atmospheric and the wailing wall makes it worth visiting alone. The fact that the wall is made out of gravestones destroyed by the Nazis in war is yet another stark reminder... More 

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