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We were only able to see it from the outside as it was locked, but as the oldest synagogue in... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2015
New York City, New York
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I never even knew that the Synagogue was in the city! When the open day happened through Sydney and... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2015
Sydney, Australia
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166 Castlereagh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9267 2477
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

Built in 1878, the Great Synagogue is a beautiful edifice, still very actively used by the Sydney Jewish community, and representative of the evolution of Judaism through synagogue design. As explained by our tour leader, the bimah (pulpit) was originally located in the center of...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

I wanted to see this synagogue and waited most of my trip to go on the tour. I have been to many in many different countries and have always been allowed to photograph before ... It's kind of why I go! The tour was short...More

1  Thank anchor70
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Great Synagogue is a beautiful Synagogue built in the XIX century and it has a gothic style. It is located in Elizabeth St., close to the Hyde Park in Sydney. It is a beautiful synagogue to see it from outside or better from the Hyde...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2015

We were only able to see it from the outside as it was locked, but as the oldest synagogue in Sydney, it is quite beautiful! It's certainly worth a visit especially if you're near Hyde Park

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

To describe Synagogue is very hard but I tradin the mitle of cyty nice very aold still most of the time very by your a lot of weddings

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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

I never even knew that the Synagogue was in the city! When the open day happened through Sydney and we bought a ticket and planned our trip around the city, this Synagogue drew my attention because of its central location. It was really interesting to...More

4  Thank BlondeBunny
Reviewed 15 April 2015

The Synagogue is worth visiting for its' beauty. Visits only on tour (or for services). Get GOOD directions. The front is gated and locked until the tour starts and an armed guard lets people in (sad commentary for our times). The principal part of the...More

Thank FloridaFelix
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We walked and walked around Sydney looking for the Synagogue we finally found it and it was chained closed. The office is behind the Synagogue. So we walked to the office and there is an intercom system. A voice behind the intercom told us they...More

Thank Iralgo
Reviewed 19 November 2014

A wonderful Old building in the heart of the Sydney CBD.. Beautiful Outside and Gorgeous Inside ! To see how Generous a place of worship is, pop in here if you can. you wont be disappointing

2  Thank Grumblebum222
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Took the Thursday tour with my family. Infant girl was awoken by the Shofar blast demonstrated by tour guide. Woke baby girl up - which I found very timely! An English gentleman tour guide, Cambridge-educated, adding an air of erudition and chokmah. A beautifully ornamented...More

1  Thank RasAnbassa
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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