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Considered the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, the sanctuary is beautifully simple, with datk wooden pews,a sand floor, an impressive organ, and lovely cobalt blue window glasz. Small museum is also worth a visit.
A unique place to visit. The Rabbi's lecture was very interesting. The architecture inside is beautiful and fascinating. Sand on the ground inside. The museum cases show extraordinarily old items with a very good set of historical panels.
Historic 1732 synagogue with real sand on the floor! A small museum across the courtyard has historic ritual objects and a small gift shop. Lots of history and beautiful mahogany furniture, pews, organ and Torah ark. Still lit mostly by candles in ornate chandeliers. Located...More
Its so interesting to find this Jewel in the middle of a shopping district. It is surrounded by high walls, is colorful and has a gated front door. Inside theres a gift shop and the synagogue is hot!. Just air ventilation. Ive been there twice....More
Are you interested in the migration of Jewish people to the Western Hemisphere? If you are, please visit this synagogue. We found that it gave us an excellent historical perspective on early Jewish migration from Europe to the Western Hemisphere. The staff here was very...More
My family (wife, two kids - age 12 and 14) visited in December 2018.
We had hoped to attend a service but that didn’t work out for our schedule. In the end, we visited to tour the synagogue and museum.
The synagogue itself is beautiful....More
As the previous person told you, it is very easy to get to the Synagogue wherever your cruise docks.In any case, head to the floating bridge and right after you cross it, there there is a tourist info point where you can... More
As the previous person told you, it is very easy to get to the Synagogue wherever your cruise docks.In any case, head to the floating bridge and right after you cross it, there there is a tourist info point where you can pick up a map. From there, it is not more than 5 minute walk.