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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)

Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
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Address: ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
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+48 12 422 09 62
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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One of two surviving Gothic synagogues in the world (the other is in the...

One of two surviving Gothic synagogues in the world (the other is in the city of Prague) that was restored after World War II and now houses a Jewish Museum.

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Serene place of worship - now a lovely setting for chamber music

There's an austere beauty, and a sort of elusive, melancholy quality to this venerable museum that now houses a small museum of Jewish faith and life in Krakow. I visited to... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
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Oxon, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a small price (even slightly cheaper than the other synagogues) you can visit the interesting interior which resembles the medieval Old New Synagogue in Prague. The museum contains lots of interesting artefacts of Jewish religious life and even a few things they found at the archeological site nearby.

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Thank Thorsten M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect museum to visit to understand the Jewish faith. Having heard so much about the people of the area and how they suffered it was fascinating to find out more about the history of their faith. Really well laid out museum. A must-see when visiting Krakow!

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Oxon, England
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

There's an austere beauty, and a sort of elusive, melancholy quality to this venerable museum that now houses a small museum of Jewish faith and life in Krakow. I visited to attend a short but very enjoyable concert of classical favourites and film score highlights, and it was nice to have a chance to read some of the information boards... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

It was good to see the local people of Krakow and elsewhere in the world starting to contribute to this small museum at the side of the Old Synagogue. Some interesting exhibits - we found the personal stories particularly engaging. We were only there for about 30 min and skimmed over some exhibits (similar to what we saw in new... More 

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Murcia, Spain
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Such an informative and well laid out exhibition. Many old pictures and artifacts too all labelled and explained as to their use. We spend several hours here and small entrance fee was well worth it.

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Thank YvonneCR2014
Tralee, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This very old synagogue is now a museum and educational centre. There is a small admission charge. The museum is just two rooms but very educational re the culture and religion .Worth a visit if in the Jewish quarter

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Interesting muzeum where you can educate yourself about judaism, old jewish traditions and their history. The museum is actually very small, there are only 2 rooms, but if you want to read every information, you can spend there more than 2 hours.The tickets are also very cheap.

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Thank Klara Eva K
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Spent a nice hour walking around this little synagogue, very informative on local life, also insight into their faith and there reasons, very informative.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This synagogue is now a museum and contains lots of artefacts from Jewish life positioned with some details around life events. The synagogue was destroyed in the 1500s and rebuilt in the Italian style. I found the museum to be quite traditional in its format, but interesting and worth popping in if you're in the locale

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Thank Heggles75
Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Old Synagoue houses the Jewish museum showing history of the Polish Jews. The interior itself is quite interesting, as are the numerous pictures and artefacts.

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