Hurva Synagogue

Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Hurva Synagogue Reviews: 4.5/5

Hurva Synagogue
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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 the Old City of Jerusalem. The site features a massive ark, and an amazing 360 degree view of the Old City from the observation deck.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy206 contributions
Synagogue
Jan 2021
This is the largest and the most important synagogue in Jerusalem. You can enter and visit it even if you aren’t Jewish.
Written July 17, 2021
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The Spanglish Guy
Miami, FL277 contributions
Great place to visit
Jan 2020
This Synagogue has been recently built, and is located on a higher grounds within the city.
On top of the synagogue is a 360 degrees walk around that can let you city most of the adjacent area.
Written November 21, 2020
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Michel B
7 contributions
Completely restored and awesome
Nov 2019
Rebuilt after being destroyed twice, the architecture is magnificent, inside and outside. Kobi, my guide, explained the significance of the candy on the top of the bimah, but you will have to go their with him to get the answer.
Written September 15, 2020
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA854 contributions
Nice synagogue, great views from the circular balcony atop
Nov 2019
The nice synagogue was rebuilt and re-dedicated in 2010 on the ruins of a 15th century synagogue, destroyed by the Ottomans in 1720. It is located in a small, cobblestone covered plaza at the center of the Jewish Quarter and very close to the Golden Menorah. From the narrow balcony surrounding the rooftop you have great views of the city and from the inside, on the high level, you can watch the Yeshivas at study.
Written August 4, 2020
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etbtravelphotography
Denver, CO643 contributions
Nice to See Inside
Feb 2020
Good views both outside and inside. Can hear people talking on the other side of the balcony clear as day. Try it out
Written April 13, 2020
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lsgoldblatt
London, UK806 contributions
beautiful
Jan 2020
This beautiful Shul has an amazing 360 view from the rooftop. It was so nice to watch the people learning as often the older synagogues are not in constant use
Written February 11, 2020
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RosBondi
Bondi, Australia244 contributions
Great views from the top
Jan 2020
Beautifully reconstructed Synagogue where you have fantastic views of the city from the top circular balcony. You can also see inside from the ladies section on the 1st floor into the Synagogue itself and watch the men praying. A very friendly front desk person who collected our entrance fee was quite a character.
Written January 19, 2020
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Sherryl B
Scottsdale, AZ115 contributions
Beatiful
Dec 2019
Lovely reconstruction of an old synagogue. The views from the top are interesting. In front is a reconstruction of the memorial that was in the Temple.
Written December 12, 2019
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ701 contributions
Synagogue with a view
Nov 2019
In the center of Old Jerusalem, this is a very beautiful synagogue, which also offers a nice elevated viewpoint for the rooftop view of the city.
Written December 1, 2019
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Stan L
11 contributions
restore the destroyed
Sep 2019
This synagogue was rebuilt in all its glory,after it was demolished in the 1948 war of Independence.
It is being used today and a must on a tourist list
Written October 23, 2019
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  • Sun - Thu 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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