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18 minutes of living history

Time well spent. Definitely recommend. Very interesting story to listen with the audio giide. After... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Still under renovation/construction but worth a visit...

This town has had brutal history which had 2000 of its Jewish inhabitants annihilated by the Nazis... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Boulder, CO
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ul. Kozia 2, Tykocin 16-080, Poland
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Time well spent. Definitely recommend. Very interesting story to listen with the audio giide. After listening to the story we went to the House of Prayer, just next to the synagogue. Interesting to see how local Jews lived. Also, please look at the cobble stone...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This town has had brutal history which had 2000 of its Jewish inhabitants annihilated by the Nazis. Considering that only 2000 live there now, the sense of loss is immense. The Baroque Tykocin Synagogue was built in 1642 and is considered one of the best...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We visited at the end of November and found it closed and under construction. There are a few photos at the hotel/restaurant next door. Beautiful outside. If you don't speak polish, use the Google translate app for signs. It is marginally effective. Little grocery store...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

By any means it is most important place in Tykocin. This Synagogue from XVI century is still under reconstruction. When we have visited this place jobs in exterior of the building were going on. It makes this building quite unattractive at first look. Interior is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The 400-year-old synagogue in the small town of Tykocin is one of the few Jewish houses of prayer that has managed to stay standing in Poland, despite the depredations of time, pogroms, Nazis, and post-war Communists. Partially restored in the 1970s and turned into a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very important object for tourists. It is a beautiful synagogue in provincial town of Tykocin , which was not disturbed during WWII. One of the musts in Podlasje Region.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Zeev T
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very friendly personal giving explanation and a very well done audioguide. A must to do for people with interest in Jewish history.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

A great time spent at the Synagogue, fantastic audio guide made the visit interesting even to the kids (age 6-9).

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Paulina P
Reviewed 7 August 2016

In less then 30 minutes you can get know not only history of Tykocin but also local jewish society and the beautiful almost 500 years synagoga.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank GolMarcin
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We visited on our teacher training educational and this was a beautiful building, standing strong as a reminder of a beautiful community lost. The building is lovely and the walls of the synagogue are lovely to see.

Date of experience: May 2016
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