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Jewish baths

Via Giovanni Battista Alagona, 52 | Hotel Alla Giudecca, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 22255
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Amazing piece of history, well preserved and very interesting

Incredible find! It is amazing how these baths, thousand of years old, look so perfect, especially... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roz F
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Los Angeles, California
More tours please!

Totally worth going, but make sure you get the times of the tours or you will miss out. Shame it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Captain_Condor
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Doha, Qatar
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Via Giovanni Battista Alagona, 52 | Hotel Alla Giudecca, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible find! It is amazing how these baths, thousand of years old, look so perfect, especially have been submerged in fresh well water for centuries. So very interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally worth going, but make sure you get the times of the tours or you will miss out. Shame it only offers one tour an hour, this is a very popular place!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

It’s marked only by a small plaque on the hotel wall, you go to the boutique to the right which doubles up as the entrance to the mikvah. Precipitous stone stairway leads to chambers hewn out of rock. The mikvah is fed by natural springs...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I was privileged to join a tour of this amazing place recently. The 56 steps down underground a stone spiral staircase was carefully managed by holding firmly onto the handrail. So wonderful to hear the story of it's re - discovery from the knowledgeable guide...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

At one point Siracusa was one of the major Jewish centers in the region. It had 5,000 members, almost 1/4 of all Siracusa. It disappeared over night in 1493 when the Jewish community was expelled. This Mikva, jewish ritual bath, was hidden for 400 years,...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Not easy to find but extraordinary. The underground site of Mikveh baths in Jewish quarter, set at an ancient natural spring. Discovered only a few years ago when hotel above was under renovation. Tour times not posted. Just go and wait a few minutes for...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Interesting into to these underground baths. 15-20 mins in total to see them. Was interesting but not really worth that much fuss -- there isn't too much to see :)

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

For £5 euros this was an absolute bargain. The underground ancient (6th AD and older) Jewish baths - miqwe - are fascinating, having only been rediscovered in the 80's after building work was carried out on the hotel above. They can only be visited with...More

Thank Nadia S
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Tucked away down a side street, it is easy to miss this gem which is accessed through the hotel. trips take place on the hour. it is definitely worth a visit to this ancient site to marvel and wonder where the spring comes from.

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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The entrance to these baths were filled in when the Spaniard evicted the Jews from Syracuse and they were only rediscovered recently. A hotel staff member takes groups down on the hour and explains the history and use of the baths. It's not extensive but...More

Thank John F
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