We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hurva Synagogue

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (147)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“jewish quarter”(33 reviews)
“degree view”(5 reviews)
“old city”(55 reviews)
Since its original construction in 1700 by the followers of Rabbi Judah, the Hurva has been been destroyed twice in order to weaken the presence of Jews in the Old City. The Hurva tells the story of the rebirth and renewal of the Jewish community in...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
+972 2-626-5922
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Hurva Synagogue
from $625.00
More Info
from $22.00
More Info
Reviews (248)
Filter reviews
157 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews jewish quarter degree view old city tour covers english guided tour beautiful structure jewish life nice tour davidson center women's section worth a visit amazing history thousand years western wall rebuilt dome reconstruction
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 157 reviews
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Standing in the heart of the Jewish Quarter in the old city of Jerusalem, the “Hurvat Rabbi Yehuda ha-hasid” synagogue, known also as “the Hurvah” synagogue, was first built in the early 18th century, yet destroyed twice over the course of time. In 2010 the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TourwithOrit
Reviewed February 3, 2019

When we were here last time this synagogue was not yet ready. It is today wonderfully renovated or rebuilt. The outlook on the top is amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 545medva
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Fully operational synagogue in the Old City. The view from the rooftop is fantastic! The renovations are accurate and gorgeous.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bonnie w
Reviewed January 22, 2019

I loved visiting this beautiful synagogue with lots of history. I recommend climbing up to the top of the outside to see a magnificent view of the old city. Bring a camera because the pictures will be amazing...if you can get here at sunrise or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HowardSeidenfeld
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Beautifully restored and fully functional synagogue with beautiful views of the old city from the observation deck.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lyn_H20
Reviewed January 3, 2019

This is a beautiful rebuilt synagogue. Tours are available but also open for prayers. Commanding view of entire Ols City.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kabrams1618
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

It is definitely worth seeing a synagogue from the inside. You are allowed to observe the inside of the synagogue from the balcony at the first floor or if you open the door. You are not allowed to enter the main area. It was extremely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ToniTijay
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Despite the unhelpful man at the entrance on December 27, 2018 who collects tickets, a lovely young lady named Maayan gave us an English tour of the archeology, history and current sanctuary of this synagogue. We used J-tickets which essentially give access to 4 area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed December 25, 2018

A big beautiful synagogue. Very spacious library of Jewish books. Interesting museum. Feels amazing to be in such a historic location, so important to the jewish observant community.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Shmuel R
Reviewed December 25, 2018

i would say its worth the 20 shekels to stop by this place if you want to get a nice veiw from the old city

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank insideinfo
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 103 nearby hotels
The Sephardic House
237 reviews
.09 miles away
New Imperial Hotel
399 reviews
.23 miles away
Gloria Hotel
476 reviews
.24 miles away
Knights Palace
114 reviews
.36 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 818 nearby restaurants
The Quarter Cafe
211 reviews
.09 miles away
418 reviews
.21 miles away
Jacob's Pizza
259 reviews
.22 miles away
Armenian Tavern
695 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 739 nearby attractions
Jewish Quarter
1,688 reviews
.01 miles away
The Cardo
528 reviews
.06 miles away
Live The Bible
72 reviews
.02 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 15, 2017|
Response from 482JamesS482 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. No idea. Suggest their website.
April 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from worldsosweet | Reviewed this property |
You don't actually go into the sanctuary you view it from above - unless you are going to pray - so I think that would be alright.