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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 donation for the repair and upkeep of what was once an elegant synagogue but today is a bit shabby.
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
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 Poposu, turn right (when you see tramway rails) ti Strada Sfanta Vineri. Synagogue is hidden at the back of the big building on the left. After visite synagogue, go back to Piata Unirii and begin your visit of old town with Hanul Manuc on the corner.