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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)
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Sightseeing Tour of Krakow's Jewish District Kazimierz: Retracing the Locations...
Ranked #46 of 276 things to do in Krakow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of two surviving Gothic synagogues in the world (the other is in the city of Prague) that was restored after World War II and now houses a Jewish Museum.
Piacenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

The synagogues in Kazimierz are magnificient monuments as well as witnesses to the tragedy of Holocaust. The Old Synagogue, with its small museum, is a good starting point for the tour.

Visited January 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Interesting history of the Jews”
Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Go inside and read all about the Jews. This gave me alot of information about the Jewish people on their beliefs, lifestyle and religion.

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Berlin
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“A quick guide to the Jewish confession”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

In this well designed exhibition you can learn a lot about the key beliefs of the Jews when you walk through the synagogue with the audioguide and watch the beautiful items displayed there.

Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Old synagogue, now a museum”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

The oldest synagogue in Poland, rebuilt several times over the centuries, is now a museum. Located in the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, it is worth a 15 or 20 minute visit to see the building itself and the Judaica inside. There is also a plaque with a quote from Koskiusco thanking the Jewish community for their support of Poland.

Visited July 2012
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Sad place”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Great that it is a museum and has been preserved. Didn''t have the chance to go in but I sat outside in their garden and found it sad knowing that many poor Jews had been murdered by the Nazi's (shot) directly outside this synagogue. very sad and moving. Brilliant that it has been preserved as a memorial to the murdered and a warning to history that these things must never happen again.

Visited November 2011
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