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“The Great Synagogue is a museum”
Review of Great Synagogue

Great Synagogue
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Small Group: Jewish Bucharest Walking Tour
Paris, France
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“The Great Synagogue is a museum”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

The synagogue was turned into a museum depicting the history of Jews in Romania

I wish there would be more on WWII but the rest was great and don't hesitate to ask the guide, she is the living memory of the Jewish community

I learned a lot about the Dacian era and the first jewish presence in this country

Don't hesitate to pay a visit

Visited June 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“The biggest and most beautiful Synagogue”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Situated in the old city center of Bucharest, the building is a marvel of architecture. The outside is paved with yellowish brick which gives it a certain personality in the town. In front of it is a big Menora sign and this is the place where not only the few left Romanian Jewish believers are praying but people of mosaic religion from all over the world visiting Bucharest come daily to pray.

Visited March 2013
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“Bucharest Great synagogue - a live memory for the great Jewish heritage that once was big and flourishing in Bucharest”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Bucharest Great synagogue - a live memory for the great Jewish heritage that once was big and flourishing in Bucharest.
It also includes a small museum for the holocauset

Visited October 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“My time of child”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I lived nearly and more of my friends was Jews . I visited many times this Synagogue in my childhood and I had privilege to know in those times Moses Rosen, the most important Rabin. last century.

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Bucharest, Romania
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“A hidden jewell in the center of Bucharest”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

If you want to visit the Great Synagogue you must have a map or to ask somebody because is surrounded by a 10 floor block of flats and it can't be seen if you're on the boulevard. To get there, go down at the Unirii Metro Station and you can ask there for more informations. The Synagogue is located near Udricani Church and if you ask any older person, you'll get the directions. The synagogue was built around 1850 (being the oldest synagogue in Bucharest) and is not very impressive on the outside, but inside is very beautifully decorated and well presented as you can find a museum about The Holocaust in Romania. The entrance costs 5 lei (you must have the exact bill, because you will enter the bill in a box) and if you want to take some pictures, just ask the guide there, cos he is really nice and he will let you. It can be visited Monday-Thursday 08:30-15:00, Friday 08:30-13:00, Saturday is closed, and Sunday 08:30-13:00.

Visited July 2012
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