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Originally built from 1557 to 1563, this synagogue's furnishings and decorations were destroyed and stolen by the Nazis during World War II; the building was renovated during the 1970s and now serves as a workshop for the conservation of historical...more
After seeing so much at the other synagogues in Kazimierz, we decided that it wasn’t worth the fee to go inside to see a photography exhibition and made do with seeing the original front wall and portal.
I'm giving this a very low score. 9 zloty for a bare room a few photos with little or no information. There are some extraordinary places to visit in Krakow for about the same cost but this is not one of them.
The outside of the building is pretty shabby, the ground floor houses a Jewish bookshop which also sells some interesting historical maps and Zionist posters as well as the usual Judaica.
The synagogue room itself hosts exhibitions, currently photographic exhibition of prewar Krakow families. The...More
This is an old synagogue, that can easily be missed while strolling in the Jewish quarter, as it features very few Jewish attributes from the outside.
Still, it's worth a quick visit while you're there.
I visited the High Synagogue in December 2017 while walking around the Jewish part of Kazimierz. It is difficult to find as there are no signs that say "High Synagogue". The entrance is a book store which is where you buy a ticket. You then...More
We confused this synagogue with The Old Synagogue and paid entrance fee without thinking about it. After entrance there was only one room with some kind of exhibition- not very interesting one for us (not a word about the history of the place, anything). The...More
Wandering around the wonderful Jewish Quarter ( kazimierz District ) there is so much history on every corner and in my opinion the High Synagogue is probably one of the most historically and famous landmarks in Kazimierz.
The building oozes history,it's been around since 1556...More
Walking around the very interesting Kazimierz District ( Jewish Quarter) of Krakow you will see some really superb buildings that although a tad dilapidated still look fantastic,the whole area has a faded elegance about it and the High Synogogue is a perfect example.