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Great Synagogue

88 Hatfield St., Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 465 1405
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Beautiful synagogue and excellent museum

The new and the old synagogue are beautiful and the museum depicting the history of the Jewish... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
shellybl
Beautiful synagogue

Having traveled to synagogues all over the world this one ranks up there as one of the most... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
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30 May 2018
“Beautiful synagogue and excellent museum”
27 May 2018
“Beautiful synagogue”
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88 Hatfield St., Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 21 465 1405
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The new and the old synagogue are beautiful and the museum depicting the history of the Jewish community in Cape Town was excellent. Staff were friendly and informative; we were fortunate to be there on a day when there were school groups present so we...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Having traveled to synagogues all over the world this one ranks up there as one of the most beautiful. We were fortunate to have Ben as our tour guide for an hour. Not only did we see the building but he was also a wealth...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Came here during the week and although the external architecture was remarkable, it was disappointing not to find a sign with the opening hours.

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

My family and I were met with an over- the-top battering of questions from security team at guard gate. We had our passports as ID as we'd heard that was required. Pictures were taken of the passports. Endless questions were asked and respectfully answered by...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

The exhibits are most professionally and informatively presented giving a fully rounded insight into traditional Jewish customs and ethos.The items on display reflect true and qualitative craftsmanship.

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Had the chance to stop by the Synagogue and very much enjoyed it's architectural design. I liked the fact that it looks nothing like the other buildings in the area. A nice place to wonder around for a few minutes.

1  Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is one of the most beautiful synagogues in Cape Town. I got married here some 40 odd years ago. It is an orthodox synagogue which means that the men sit downstairs and the women sit upstairs. Really large and very open and a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Absolute amazing museum of the Jewish community in Cape Town. The museum takes you through the Jewish influence on the start of the colony in South Africa. They were the first bankers, entrepreneurs, doctors and accountants that assisted in building the economy in Cape Town....More

1  Thank SuperK1
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

You need to show a picture ID to enter this complex which also contains the Jewish Museum as well as the Holocaust Museum. We were able to enter the shul and given a brief tour and information about the building and congregation.

1  Thank chitownsam
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Beautiful. Attended wedding there. My husband grew up as a congregant and bar mitzvah boy in this synagogue. There is also a lovely very informative Jewish Museum and cafe behind the Synagogue.

1  Thank bsd2013
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smrtannie
13 July 2018|
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Response from shellybl | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you call when you get to Cape Town to confirm. In general the synagogue and museum are open from 10 till 5 Sunday through Thursday. It closes early on Fridays and is not open on Saturdays at all. It is also... More
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Bubbe4four
13 January 2017|
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Response from Larine G | Reviewed this property |
10.00-17.00 Sundays -Thursdays and 10.00-14.00 Fridays.
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