We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Great Synagogue

166 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9267 2477
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A great piece of architecture and history

The great synagogue is beautifully and artistically designed. The rabbi of the synagogue gave us a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Bracha K
,
Jerusalem, Israel
Thursday 1 hour tour of the Great Synagogue

A "must" for anyone, including other faiths. The tour guide was most engaging and one could tell... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
silviaeaston
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Read all 27 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tour guide” (5 reviews)
“jews” (2 reviews)
“congregation” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
166 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
Write a ReviewReviews (27)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2017

The great synagogue is beautifully and artistically designed. The rabbi of the synagogue gave us a tour and description which was accompanied by a video. The history of the synagogue is linked to that of the Jewish presence in Australia. It was a very moving...More

Thank Bracha K
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A "must" for anyone, including other faiths. The tour guide was most engaging and one could tell he LOVED telling us about his beloved Synagogue. (Understandably, no photos were allowed)

1  Thank silviaeaston
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is Sydney's oldest synagogue and the architecture both external from Elizabeth Street) and internal is well worth seeing. The ceiling in the main area is celestial blue with scattered gold stars and is just beautiful. It is open a couple of days a week...More

Thank 13JSF
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Was here as part of the Sydney Open Event. As a group we were seated for an abbreviated 20min tour of the Synagogue. Security was tight as that is the world we live in now! Guides were passionate and knowledgable. All questions were well handled....More

Thank The_4_Bears2
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Only viewed again from the outside and looked like a fabulous older building of Sydney. More time required in this great city to see everything1

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The Great Synagogue of Sydney, Australia is said by its website to be the most beautiful in Australia and one of the finest in the world. It is an Australian treasure, but also has a "vibrant congregation" with activities and services. "It welcomes all Jews,"...More

Thank gabykouchacji
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Built in 1878, the Great Synagogue is a beautiful edifice, still very actively used by the Sydney Jewish community, and representative of the evolution of Judaism through synagogue design. As explained by our tour leader, the bimah (pulpit) was originally located in the center of...More

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

I wanted to see this synagogue and waited most of my trip to go on the tour. I have been to many in many different countries and have always been allowed to photograph before ... It's kind of why I go! The tour was short...More

Thank anchor70
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Great Synagogue is a beautiful Synagogue built in the XIX century and it has a gothic style. It is located in Elizabeth St., close to the Hyde Park in Sydney. It is a beautiful synagogue to see it from outside or better from the Hyde...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We were only able to see it from the outside as it was locked, but as the oldest synagogue in Sydney, it is quite beautiful! It's certainly worth a visit especially if you're near Hyde Park

Thank Mark42139
Nearby
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
...More
Nearby Restaurants
Bambini Trust Restaurant & Wine Room
342 reviews
.06 km away
Pablo and Rusty's
201 reviews
.05 km away
Feast at Sheraton on the Park
460 reviews
.11 km away
Ramblin' Rascal
27 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
4,367 reviews
.27 km away
State Theatre
419 reviews
.26 km away
Hyde Park
1,239 reviews
.18 km away
Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK
3,192 reviews
.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Great Synagogue staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit