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Great Synagogue

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11 Adamache Street, Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

The synagogue is Polish style and has an exhibition about Jewish deportation and extermination in the Nazi time. It cost 5 lei per person. A little tricky to find but worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

We visited this synagogue as part of a walking tour of the former Jewish neighborhood in Bucharest. This synagogue and its community have a fascinating history and tour guide is a must to learn and understand about it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

This synagogue hosts an interesting, and naturally harrowing, exhibition of the holocaust as it affected the Romanian Jewish community. The staff were very welcoming and could provide additional information.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

The Great Synagogue of Bucharest is located in the hearth of the city. It was built between 1845-1846. At the beginning It was know as Polish Synagogue because it was built by the Polish Juish Askenazi. During a great period of time it was the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We walked to this place and found a guard who directed us to the entrance. There was a couple, a man who spoke little English and a woman who had a good command of the language. She explained the history of the Synagogue. Because the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Once a splendid architectural, cultural treasure this synagogue is no longer used for worship, is in need of serious refurbishing and struggles to present the story of Romania's Jewry, 50 % of which was lost during the Holocaust. An appropriate reflection of the condition of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Set in the beautiful synagogue the account of what befell the Jewish people is well told and it is harrowing. Constructed in the 1840s it is the oldest of the few remaining synagogues in the city. Devastated during WW II it was restored in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank permia
Reviewed April 12, 2018

The synagogue was erected in 1870's, badly damaged by the Nazis and restoration completed by 1981. It is the largest synagogue in Europe.Wonderfully decorated inside; the structure itself is imposing. Located within its grounds is the mass grave of 3000 Jews slaughted en mass there....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Definitely one of the more beautiful synagogues witnessing the rich past of Romanian Jewry. The little museum on site describes the end of that era.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ove S
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Due to the communist regime in Romania, all the cult places like Synagogues, Mosques, Churches were hidden behind block buildings, so this museum/Synagogue is not that easy to be found. But once you get there you'll be impressed by the decorations inside: stained glass, chandeliers,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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medinah k
May 6, 2018|
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Response from bfindysz | Reviewed this property |
We stopped in and a docent approached us to explain the place and answer questions. It is a museum of the Holocaust in Romania but the building itself is worth the visit. Her English was nice. It was free. I left a generous... More
devorah n
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Response from sinan e | Reviewed this property |
Hello nearest metro station is in Piata Unirii, but there are tramway stations very close to Synagogue in Piata Sf.Vineri. My proposition is: after metro Piata Unirii, walk about 15 minutes maxi from Bulevardul Corneliu... More
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