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The Great Synagogue of Stockholm

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Address: Stockholm, Sweden
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is simple yet beautiful. It provides good...

The Great Synagogue of Stockholm is simple yet beautiful. It provides good information on the history of the Jewish community in Sweden and Scandinavia, offering a sobering exhibit on World War II.

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Get there early doors, the queues go around the corner by the time the doors open. I got there at 9.30 and luckily was first through the doors. Wow, awesome, totally stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early doors, the queues go around the corner by the time the doors open. I got there at 9.30 and luckily was first through the doors. Wow, awesome, totally stunning but partly down to no tourists in front of me. Ten minutes later, it felt quit crowded. The light in the Synagogue was magical, great if you are... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful on the inside. There is security on the outside which may hinder your entering during services. Outside is very interesting. Photo of Western Wall covers the courtyard wall. There is a kosher restaurant on the grounds.It is well worth a visit.

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Was fortunate enough to be in Stockholm on Shabbat and attend Friday night services. The congregation was warm and inviting. It was a great experience. Would definitely do it again!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We loved the tour of the Great Synagogue of Stockholm. The synagogue is beautiful, and our wonderful tour guide Eva was knowledgeable and gave us great insight into the history of the the Jewish community in Stockholm and also what it's like today. Thank you!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning! We took a tour and received a comprehensive and enlightening history of both the Synagogue and the Swedish Jewish community overall. Would highly recommend attending. It's about an hour long and well worth it!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

very close to the vasal museum and the old city. we saw it only from outside and we visited also the monument of the holocost victims that are related to the citizens of sweden.

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LI, NY
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

We visited the Temple when they had a regularly scheduled English tour. The tour guide was excellent. She not only showed us the beautiful building but gave us tremendous insight into the Jewish community in Stockholm.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Beautiful historic structure. Extremely impressive. Architecture was stunning and historic spiritual environment. Visited on a Saturday - congregants were extremely warm and friendly.

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I concidentally walked by. It was Sunday and was closed but the building is very elegant. It is on a small street next to the park. It was built 1867-1870 according to designs made in 1862 by the architect Fredrik Wilhelm Scholander.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife have being visiting synagogues all around the World, but this one is simply stunning! From the beutiful architecture to the amazing Ark were the Scrols are much! The Stochholm Synagogue is amazing! The important contribution in the memorial of more 8000 people who give their life in the shoa is Heart Breaking! I loved this Temple,... More 

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