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Museo Ebraico di Roma - Tempio Maggiore

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Address: Lungotevere de' Cenci, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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One of the highlights of our visit

This was one of the most meaningful parts of our visit to Rome. The museum depicts Jewish community in Rome which dates back to the 2nd century B.C It was constructed after the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the most meaningful parts of our visit to Rome. The museum depicts Jewish community in Rome which dates back to the 2nd century B.C It was constructed after the unification of Italy in 1870 at which time the ghetto was finally abolished after hundreds of years. The museum is connected to The Great Synagogue which can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The building was constructed adjacent to the ancient ghetto and along the Tiber River. Building started in 1901 and the Synagogue opened in 1904. Services are conducted in the "orthodox" tradition. The sanctuary is resplendent, sparkling with golden adornments, marble columns and mosaics. Candelabra, menorah and other symbols of the faith abound, attesting to the successful integration of he Jews... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We made our way to the Temple because my husband wanted to see the Jewish Ghetto of Rome. This temple is absolutely stunning with a rainbow tiled ceiling and a museum in the basement offering a small tour. There are also letters of Italian Jews from concentration camps and pictures. Its both lovely and very sad. I never knew Italy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is the most impressive synagogue I have ever seen! It starts with an explanation about the synagogue and its history by a guide. Then you go into the small museum underneath. There is interesting information and artifacts about the Roman Jewish community. Can be done in an hour to hour and a half.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This building takes your breath away The synagogue is magnificent and a must visit place. You will love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

An architectural masterpiece of a synagogue- a beautiful unique classic and large and impressive structure which we enjoyed and admired from the outside and the front. It's in front of an open plaza. The inside is also gigantic massive and impressive, inspiring awe in the surroundings. It is still a place of active worship- we joined the weekday afternoon prayer.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I highly recommend visiting the Tempio Maggiore. The museum has a lot of interesting artifacts and does a great job of describing the history of Jews in Rome. Most displays and descriptions are in English. In addition to the museum, there is also a walking tour into the main synagogue - which is probably the nicest I have ever seen.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We visited our daughter and son-in-law in late May and early June. We are all Orthodox Jews, so visits to the Roma and Venezia ghettos were must see attractions. Our daughter visited the Roma Ghetto before, so a second visit was exactly that. My wife and daughter did the museum tour on a Wednesday afternoon. (My son-in-law and I opted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Rome is home of one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. This magnificent building was constructed after the unification of Italy as a new home for the community. The building also features a museum that chronicles the rich history of the Italian Jewish community and displays several centuries of artifacts. The tour guide led building tour is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This place was built after the Reunification of Italy, when the Jewish Ghetto was abolished, whereupon it took the Jewish leaders of Rome thirty years to figure out what to build, and how to build it, in order to commemorate the moment. Eventually this design was agreed on. It is unique: there are no such other domes in Rome. My... More 

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The mini-neigbourhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighbourhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
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