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Isaac Synagogue (Synagoga Izaaka)

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Address: ul. Kupa 16, Krakow 31-057, Poland
Phone Number:
48 12430557
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Considered one of the most magnificent of the Kazimierz synagogues, this...

Considered one of the most magnificent of the Kazimierz synagogues, this structure was built in the mid-seventeenth century in a Judaic-Baroque architectural style.

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I included this in my tour of the Jewish area of Krakow. I was charged 5 zloty to enter. This is a place of worship so be aware. It is a small building and doesn't take long to go... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I included this in my tour of the Jewish area of Krakow. I was charged 5 zloty to enter. This is a place of worship so be aware. It is a small building and doesn't take long to go around but you can go up in the gallery as well.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I love visiting Krakow and in particular the Kazimierz District ( Jewish Quarter ) to view the amazing faded architecture and the magnificent nightlife. In a district rich in history and an area of significant history to the Jewish people it is rich in fabulous synonymous. We went to the Isaac Synogogue last year were we were educated about this... More 

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Thank Neil K
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Restored and looking good - great acoustics - interesting displays - a great pity we could not get to one go their Klezmer Concerts

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Modiin, Israel
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

On Fri evening the place was over crowded, on Shabbat morning, almost empty. Acoustics are terrible, painfully noisy. Place dominated by Chabad, take it or leave it. On the walls you can see remainders of the original deco which is interesting. Otherwise, the place is not in very good shape.

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Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I know it's a place of worship and they have to keep it looking nice but didn't particularly want to pay just to look around!

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to attend a Sabboth service on the 15/07/16. Although I am not Jewish, I have always been fascinated by both the culture & religion, therefore this was a chance not to be missed. I felt honoured that I was offered the chance to attend. Thank you very much.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I had read up on kazimerz before visiting. Unfortunately the day i went for a walk about in the area the synagogue appeared closed. I walked around outside hoping to Find someone however there was no one there. I was hoping to Visit the rabbi & perhaps have a tea & talk About the history. I noted the cctv and... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great place for klezmer concerts which are four times per week. Lovely exterior. Has a gate around it as do many Jewish synagogues thruout Europe. But a must see

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Last year, I wasn't sure if this was an active functioning synagogue. This year, I saw that it is THE busiest functioning synagogue. There were hundreds of worshippers both Friday night and saturday morning. It is administered by the Chabad organization. Be sure to note the painting of Hebrew passages on the walls. It is a good-sized complex and well... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

A friend told me about trying to catch a Klezmer music show at the historic Issac Synagogue. I was lucky enough to be in Krakow when the Tempero Band was playing. While there are other Klezmer music shows at restaurants or other venues, I would highly recommend trying to catch the Tempero Band (or another Klezmer music group) playing in... More 

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