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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)

Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
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Address: ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 422 09 62
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

One of two surviving Gothic synagogues in the world (the other is in the...

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.

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" understanding their faith "

Spent a nice hour walking around this little synagogue, very informative on local life, also insight into their faith and there reasons, very informative.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting muzeum where you can educate yourself about judaism, old jewish traditions and their history. The museum is actually very small, there are only 2 rooms, but if you want to read every information, you can spend there more than 2 hours.The tickets are also very cheap.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a nice hour walking around this little synagogue, very informative on local life, also insight into their faith and there reasons, very informative.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This synagogue is now a museum and contains lots of artefacts from Jewish life positioned with some details around life events. The synagogue was destroyed in the 1500s and rebuilt in the Italian style. I found the museum to be quite traditional in its format, but interesting and worth popping in if you're in the locale

Thank Heggles75
Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Synagoue houses the Jewish museum showing history of the Polish Jews. The interior itself is quite interesting, as are the numerous pictures and artefacts.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is Old Synagogue was a stone's throw away from our hotel in the Jewish Quarter. It is very, very old and once had a thriving community that visited it regularly. It has been beautifully restored, is now a museum and is very interesting, has lots of old memorabilia. Do not miss this. Enjoy. It is for everyone.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting displays and information provided about the Jewish culture and religion. Learnt lots of new things. Highly recommend, especially if you don't know much about Jewish culture and religion. Historic building with a story of its own as well.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Still beautiful but full of artefacts/exhibition stands. No longer feels like a holy place but you can still get a feel of how wonderful it must have been when in its original use.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This museum focused on the Jewish community of Krakow before and after WWII. Thus it was a bit more cheerful than some of the museums in the city. I lived that they focused on the rebuilding and the community that regrew in Krakow. It is a place of worship so everyone behaves very respectfully and they have a lot of... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

On any trip to the wonderful Kazimierz District ( Jewish Quarter ) it is always well worth wandering around,the architecture although faded is supremely interesting. OLD SYNAGOGUE ( STARA SYNAGOGUE ) is one of the oldest synagogues in this area and has been around for centuries,so a lot of the history of the Jewish community has took place through this... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The most compelling one was the Old Synagogue, which welcomes you into the district if you are walking from Old Town. Word to the wise: have a solid idea of where you need to wander in this neighborhood since it is not as compact as Old Town. You won’t just “stumble upon” the main sites.

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