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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)

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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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ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
+48 12 422 09 62
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All reviews jewish faith jewish quarter sixteenth century small admission charge minute visit nice collection worth a visit per adult interesting insight information boards everyday life on display lovely building entrance fee great museum nazi occupation walking tour
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the entry fee and interesting to look around the synagogue and look at the displays depicting Jewish life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank judithWirral
Reviewed 10 December 2018

A low entrance fee and very interesting to see. I do not know much about religions but this is somewhat different than a church or temple. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jo-schops
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Very interesting gives a really good overview of Jewish life in the past. Amazing how many artefacts survived.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank PamW657
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Ok, interesting. Taught me a fair bit about Jewish place in Poland. Some beautiful displays. But as we quietly wandered around the poor staff were fighting with all their very being to stay awake. The old eyelids were going a treat. Some masterful techniques in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Trail791596
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Lots of information boards and artefacts but very little to do with the Jewish history in Poland and lots of open spaces. To see a better example cross the square to Remuh that feels a lot more natural and is not a museum as this.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 419PeterB
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Had not planned to visit here but it caught my eye and I decided to go in. The museum is located in the old Synagogue. It is not a large exhibit and not particularly interactive so you need some time to read the labels which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lbhorton1953
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We visited this synagogue after touring the Jewish quarter in Krakow. It is extremely old and has many labels to read, but the staff cannot speak English and we could not speak Polish, so I am sure we missed and did not understand much.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Heather P
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Entered this museum interested in the past of Jewish struggles, left feeling unfulfilled and wishing we never entered, a lot of open space, staff here stare at you as if you’re going to steal everything, very unwelcoming, wouldn’t bother going out of your way to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BigDaves15
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Small unassuming building from the outside but once through the doors there is an amazing array of artifacts which are well worth seeing. Admission is free of charge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DublinFazerman
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the old synagogue today. This is a must see in the Jewish sector of kasmires. It tells the history of the area through photographs,paintings and artefacts and how the Jewish faith is an important part of the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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There are no strict dress rules but common sense would dictate that respect must be shown. We wore just normal summer clothes although some other synagogues stipulate at their entrances any rules within their places of... More