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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)

ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
+48 12 422 09 62
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One of two surviving Gothic synagogues in the world (the other is in the city of Prague) that was restored after World War II and now houses a Jewish Museum.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good48%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“small museum” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
Kazimierz
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+48 12 422 09 62
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational. Lots of paintings depictings Jewish tradition; many, many displays of artifacts related to the torah, seder, Passover, etc. Plenty of excellent write ups on the origins of Passover, Purim, Hanukah, not to mention jewish traditions (bar mitzvah, marriage, and more. well worth a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowing little or nothing about the Jewish religion I now feel I know a lot more after a visit to this quaint synagogue. Spent around an hour and that was just right. Not too busy. Has a small gift section, no cafe or toilets but...More

Thank Laineypet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Synagogue is in good shape, but more impressive is the fact that it is also a museum to local Jewish history. We went on a Monday and it was free.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This old synagogue is now a museum describing the synagogue development and what happened during the war and afterwards.

Thank Per N
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is an orthodox Jewish synagogue in the Kazimiera district of Krakow. It ranks with the most ancient places of worship in Europe. It contains a museum of Jewish history and traditions.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We did not get to venture inside, but we did learn a bit about the history of the synagogue itself, while on a Jewish Walking tour of Krakow. Would love to return and see the interior.

Thank ErikaM411
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I went to the museum exactly at 4.28 and was briefly allowed in before an unpleasant mustachioed bespectacled man told me "we are closed" and pointed me right back out the door. Even though they say they're open until 5pm the sign outside says "last...More

Thank Pufay
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is reputedly one of the oldest extant synagogues in Europe, dating back to the second half of the 15th century. There have been numerous renovations since this time, but the basic structure remains the same. It has now been turned into a small museum...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 6 May 2017

For a small price (even slightly cheaper than the other synagogues) you can visit the interesting interior which resembles the medieval Old New Synagogue in Prague. The museum contains lots of interesting artefacts of Jewish religious life and even a few things they found at...More

Thank Thorsten M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Perfect museum to visit to understand the Jewish faith. Having heard so much about the people of the area and how they suffered it was fascinating to find out more about the history of their faith. Really well laid out museum. A must-see when visiting...More

Thank cg2792
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