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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)
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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.
Merthyr Tydfil
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“Interesting”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is one of the synagogues you must visit if you come to the Jewish Quarter. It is the oldest synagogue in Poland and built some where between 1407 and 1492 but rebuilt in 1570. It has a small museum here with some information about the Jewish faith. Interesting and you only need a short time to visit. It is on a street with cafe's and the Remuh Synagogue is nearby.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A great overview of Jewish history in Poland”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This museum is presented really well, you don't need long here but it's worth seeing when you visit Kazimierz.

Visited May 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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“Worth a visit as part of a tour of Kazimiere”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The first thing that strikes you as you enter the building is that you have to go down some steps, in most religious building you invariably walk up steps. I was told that the synagogue had to be dug below ground as the rulers of Krakow at the time (Catholic) did not want the synagogue to stand out particularly tall against the town skyline.
Its an interesting building for anyone wanting to find out more about the Jewish faith with some lovely objects.

Visited November 2012
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Piacenza, Italy
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“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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