Split Synagogue
Split Synagogue
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  • Ron S
    New York City, New York5,470 contributions
    Split synagogue
    Stop at the information center at the Peristyle to get precise directions to the place which is tricky to find otherwise. You will have a great overview of the history of Yugoslavian Jewry and the synagogue presented by Albert. Also, if you want a tour of the Jewish Split go to their website and email Lea to arrange one. Visit, behold, donate.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 18, 2023
  • Jacqal
    Bushey, United Kingdom431 contributions
    Tiny but fascinating synagogue with a great history
    Ok it's tiny. It's difficult to find. And you spend much time there. BUT....it is a key part of the history and the fact that a tiny Jewish community make the effort to maintain that history means you should make the effort to spend a few minutes of your time and give a donation. The guy who showed us around gave us a good insight to the history.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 13, 2023
  • Eric G
    Scarsdale, New York10 contributions
    Tour of historic Split old city and Synagogue.
    Wonderful walking tour of historic Split. Our outstanding tour guide, Jelena Vrancic took us through the Diocletian Palace weaving the history of the city together with the history of the small but vibrant Jewish Community. Our tour culminated with a visit to the ancient Synagogue where we met Albert who told stories about the community and its history.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 27, 2023
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jcgtune
Alexandria, LA302 contributions
Jul 2022
We went on a private tour of Jewish Split with our tour guide Lea. It was well worth it. We learned all about the history of the Jews in Split. She showed us menorahs carved into stone in the Diocletian Palace. We saw the Jewish quarter, where the old Jewish cemetery is and then the Synagogue. A small sanctuary up a long flight of stairs. There we met Lea's father, Albert, the caretaker and member of the synagogue. Take a tour...you will learn so much about this community where Jews have been traced back to the 3rd or 4th century.
Written July 31, 2022
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,470 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Stop at the information center at the Peristyle to get precise directions to the place which is tricky to find otherwise. You will have a great overview of the history of Yugoslavian Jewry and the synagogue presented by Albert. Also, if you want a tour of the Jewish Split go to their website and email Lea to arrange one.
Visit, behold, donate.
Written April 18, 2023
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PlatinumHoney
Los Angeles, CA2,109 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Created from two 16th century medieval houses, in what was then the Jewish ghetto, its current iteration dates from about 1728...Jewish community here can be traced back to Roman times, and while only about 100 are here today, synagogue continues, albeit w/o a rabbi or any schooling...interesting history...small, brief visit, but part of Split Jewish experience...tour guide enriched the visit, including her father, one of the leaders of the Jewish community.
Written July 29, 2014
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andreaat62
Harrow, UK1,361 contributions
Just knock or ring and if they are there they will give you s personal tour.

Friendly welcome and spoke good English and gave us all the time we wanted to look around.

Admission is free but it is polite to give a donation.

A little hard to find but it is just down a narrow alleyway in the Jewish quarter. .near the temple of jupiter.
Written October 23, 2014
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Pietro P
Solta Island, Croatia46 contributions
Jan 2014 • Family
This Synagogue set within the ancient walls of Diocletian Palace is a unique piece of history. This comparatively tiny church has been faithfully preserved and includes a library.
Really worth seing and experiencing.
Written December 3, 2014
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travfirst
Basking Ridge, NJ981 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Split Synagogue is located just outside the walls of Diocletian palace on the tiny Zidovski Prolaz (examine the map here at TA). If you are at Narodni trg (People’s square) and facing the City Clock take the Bosanska ul to your left; go slowly and look to your right - Zidovski Prolaz, I believe there was an arch over the street opening. This small synagogue is resembling the synagogues at Venetian ghetto. Thank you to a synagogue member (Abi?) for the wonderful information about the history of Jewish community in Split and Solin. The admission is FREE; if you enjoy your visit, there is a Tzedakah box on the table just before the stairs.

We visited during Rosh Hashana, and were forunate to celebrate with a nice and welcoming local community in Split.
Written October 16, 2014
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,379 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
This little synagogue is one of the oldest operating one. There are only about 100 members. A bit difficult to find but well worthwhile a visit when you find it.
You will have to go up a short staircase and ring a bell for entrance.
Written August 27, 2014
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starlightShanghai
Victoria, Canada3,673 contributions
Jan 2022
Compared to other synagogues I’ve visited, this one was somewhat underwhelming. It’s very tiny, difficult to find, and has a dearth of information available. The attendant was pleasant enough, but had very little to say about the place.
Written January 30, 2022
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sitsis
evanston,il92 contributions
Nov 2019
As mentioned in the reviews this is a very old congregation dating back to early 1500. The volunteer gentleman docent spends time describing the history of the place, the community of 100 people who keep the place going. He is very generous with his time and happy to talk about the wars, how the Jews survive and their struggles to keep the place going. Services held on holidays but best to call and ask.

Also there is the old Jewish cemetery in the Marjan park with the entrance next to the cafe( at the top of the stairs)Also dates back 500 years but unlike the synagogue it has yet to be restored. Many of the names mentioned in the synagogue memorial plaque are found in cemetery .
Written November 5, 2019
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Lawrence W
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
It is a small but beautiful synagogue and a testament to the resilience of the small tightly knit community in Split. Very impressive.
Written July 1, 2019
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