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Address: Sady PEtatricatni 35/11, Pilsen 301 24, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 377 235 749
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A Highlight of Pilsen

Large, very impressive building that was built in the late 1800's when there was a substantial number of Jews living in the area. It is fortunate that the structure was not torn... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There are plaques inside describing the history of the place as well as historical artifacts. Allow less that 1 hour for the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Large, very impressive building that was built in the late 1800's when there was a substantial number of Jews living in the area. It is fortunate that the structure was not torn down or ruined during the Nazi and Communist periods. Interestingly there is currently an exhibition of American photographs from the Great Depression (1930s & 40s), many from the... More 

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Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Allegedly the third largest synagogue in the world, it is definitely worth a visit but you have to plan your trip very carefully as it is open to public only from April to October (guided tours available in English or German) and in winter it is closed, which is a pity. We were among the lots of people who just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

that you can find the secodn largest synagogue in Europe here. open to public, always has some nice exhibition as a bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is amazing to think of what a community must have existed to build such a large and imposing structure, where today there remain but a handful of Jews. Well worth a visit to see just what must have been the grandeur of the place in years gone by.

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Bad Pyrmont, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The building is impressive inside and out. There are bits of plaster missing from the ceiling and it looks as if quite a bit of work needs to be done to bring it back to its old glory. But it is worth a visit as it is an important part of the history of Pilsen. At the moment a photo... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

So, being big isn't the most important thing, but this was really impressive. They say it's the third largest synagogue in the world. It's beautiful and at once sobering, if you know the history. It could have done with a little more explanation of things, but it was still interesting. When I went, they had a photo exhibition from America... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Beautiful Oriental style interior, sad history, not in service anymore, needs more Restauration, spectacular outside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

At this point of my adventures in Pilsen, I was prepared to be crushed with magnificent buildings at every corner! And this one was another perfect example of an immense structure with an immense history behind it! It was built out of devotion and love, with enormous sacrifice from those who financed it (they even had to ask for a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

While the building is important for Plzen, there are many more impressive places of worship and culture, particularly on the inside in other towns. They run exhibitions so it's possible to catch something of interest. More or less unrestricted walk access throughout the building. Modest fee includes a Kippah for men.

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