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Hurva Synagogue

89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
+972 2-626-5922
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Since its original construction in 1700 by the followers of Rabbi Judah, the Hurva has been been destroyed twice in order to weaken the presence of Jews in the Old City. The Hurva tells the story of the rebirth and renewal of the Jewish community in the Old City of Jerusalem. The site features a massive ark, and an amazing 360 degree view of the Old City from the observation deck.
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89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
+972 2-626-5922
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem the Hurva Synagogue is in the centre. Up to the 1990'ies the building was almost a ruin (Hurva in Hebrew), but it was rebuilt and is now one of the most beautiful new buildings in Jerusalem. It is in...More

Thank Lars M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A definite stop when in the Old City of Jerusalem. Spectacular synagogue with beautiful colors and aerial views of Old City, as well as interesting history.

Thank 482JamesS482
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hurva Synagogue is a restored Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. For a nominal fee you can see the inside of the building and take the elevator to an observation circle overlooking the interior, and well as great views outside of...More

Thank stuartled
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only took about 20 minutes to see the synagogue with audio guide included. Great view from roof of the Jewish quarter. New and modern synagogue. Not sure if I would pay for this site though if not included in the "nine attractions for 100 NIS"...More

Thank christy1030
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a student in Jerusalem in the 1990s and remember when this building really was a ruin (which is what Hurva means in Hebrew). It has been magnificently restored. The place has a spiritual aura to it that you cannot help but feel. The...More

Thank gefilte63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architect and his team rebuilt this piece of history based on extensive research and successfully resurrected a magnificent house of worship. A must for all tourist. Huge amount to explore in the surrounding areas. Always a fun and meaningful experience. Lots of great eateries...More

Thank Elana G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THey destroyed this synagogue twice and it was rebuilt three times. It is lovely and has a great view.

Thank bejenin
Reviewed 2 June 2017

In the middle of the Old City, rebuilt ancient synagogue. I have never been there for services. Open for visitors during the day.

Thank Bykoffs
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A beautifull new synagoge inside and outside,a landmark too, build in recent years to replace the old synagoge which was destroyed in the war of Independence.

Thank Annamaartje
Reviewed 23 May 2017

One of the ancient synagogues of the Old City that was a ruin for decades and now restored to its glory.

Thank sharonaer
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14 April 2017|
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Response from worldsosweet | Reviewed this property |
You don't actually go into the sanctuary you view it from above - unless you are going to pray - so I think that would be alright.
19 November 2015|
Response from FussyTraveler99 |
Typo-- DOESN'T come up on Google search....
Anthony K
28 October 2015|
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Response from BluebelleLondon | Reviewed this property |
I think you can visit on a Sunday. If you contact them via their website - for some reason you are not allowed to put the links in these responses - there is a contact page which comes up. Complete it with your request... More