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Remuh Synagogue (Synagoga Remuh)

Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
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Address: ul. Szeroka 40, Krakow 31-053, Poland
Phone Number:
48124295735
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This small Renaissance synagogue (circa 1557) is named after the famous...

This small Renaissance synagogue (circa 1557) is named after the famous writer and philosopher Moses Isserles (aka Rabbi Remu'h) and still holds regular services for the small Jewish community in the city.

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The entry fee into this Synagogue is just 10 zl and it goes towards helping to restore the temple to its former glory. The entrance fee also gets you access to the Old Jewish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 December 2016
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This synagogue is near the big "old synagogue" and near hamsa cafe, you pass through a gate near the bench with a metal statue of a man sat down, it's open until 4pm. Welcoming warm and friendly people at this synagogue (thanks for looking after my suitcase while I looked around). Well present small synagogue inside. The cemetery is of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time that we have ever visited a synagogue, I had to don a skullcap to enter. Had we been alone in the building I might have taken some photos but it was full of a group of students being told, I presume, about the history of the building so it didn't seem right to distract them.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

In an area with some amazing synagogues Remuh Synogogue is one of the most beautiful. Small and very eye catching this synagogue has some serious history attached to it. On this site from 1553 this synagogue is in the heart of the Jewish Quarter and is most certainly one of the most active synagogues in Krakow with Shabbat services taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This synagogue and the adjoining cemetery are not large, yet encapsulate some of the rich history of Jewish presence in Krakow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A tiny synagogue with a remarkable long history and a very old graveyard. A place of great importance to the Jewish people and a remarkable survivor of the evil of the Nazis.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The entry fee into this Synagogue is just 10 zl and it goes towards helping to restore the temple to its former glory. The entrance fee also gets you access to the Old Jewish Cemetery which is very impressive though small. The worship hall is very compact and can quickly be filled with tourists or tour groups which takes away... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Both the synagogue and the cemetery were established in the early to mid 1500s. The history of this unassuming little structure and its grounds is interesting. It's also infuriating, in that the nazis smashed the cemetery walls and stole most of the tombstones to sell or to use as paving stones in concentration camps. Only a dozen remained as originally... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A visit to the Jewish area of Krakow is needed to balance the touristy central area with reality and history. Even though the Kazimierz quarter is itself becoming more aligned to tourists, yet it evokes more of the wartime troubles and is not so "pretty" as the rest of Krakow. There are many different tours but just walking around and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Arguably the most interesting synagogue within Kazimierz. The synagogue itself is quite small and nothing special. However the history of it makes it a worthwhile visit and the graveyard behind it have been meticulously restored. So now it is one of the best preserved Renaissance Jewish cemeteries in Europe. A moving sight is the wall that contains broken gravestones which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a must-see- I think that it is the most important of the synagogues in Kazimierz. It is also the oldest. It is named after rabbi Moshes Isserles, known in Hebrew as Remah (hence the name of the place). It is hundreds of years old. It is quaint and authentic- recently refurbished and repaired to be as the origianl.... More 

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