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Gumbaz Synagogue

Samarkand, Uzbekistan
+998 91 552 72 68
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Hidden gem

Its in a bit of a run down area, but still there preserved and working for the 250 jews in town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marina G
,
Vienna, Austria
via mobile
a unique historical site

I visited the Gumbaz Synagogue in 2017 which was easy to find, thanks to Lonely Planet. It was a... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Emile Z
,
Toronto, Ontario
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2 weeks ago
“Hidden gem”
4 Apr 2018
“a unique historical site”
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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+998 91 552 72 68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its in a bit of a run down area, but still there preserved and working for the 250 jews in town. But its quite unique and beautiful. Has an incredible selection of books. The rabbi is super friend and will to tell everything, open for...More

Thank Marina G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I visited the Gumbaz Synagogue in 2017 which was easy to find, thanks to Lonely Planet. It was a remarkable experience to see such a little known artifact of Jewish History. The gentleman who let me in was happy to explain what he could. He...More

Thank Emile Z
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This synagogue has some historical significance in that it is one of the only remaining ones in Samarkand. BUT there isn't really much to see. It is small and run down and in need of some serious TLC.

Thank bobca1947
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We drove past this site and asked our guide if we could see inside. It was closed but he made a phone call to the caretaker and we were told that he would come and open it up for us. When we entered it was...More

Thank stevesol6718
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

We had a very nice visit here thanks to the wonderfully kind Rabbi. He was quick to display the old books as well as the Torah scroll, which was written in the city! A wonderful visit!

Thank CDMG123
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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

After a nice walk in the old town, we asked people in the street to help us to find it. Everybody was very nice and even one old man showed us the way. Then we knocked at the door and the owner came with a...More

2  Thank Tristan P
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

As a jew, it is one of the less attractive Synagogue I had seen in third world countries. It is not easy to find it ! Every map show a different spot. Ask for the Hammam and turn to the alley against it.

Thank pinimage14
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Everyone knows the Ashkenazi and Sephardim. Do you know the Bokharans? A much lesser-known part of the ancient Jewish diaspora. Go to this synagogue to learn the history. Even better, go to relatively near-by Bukhara.

3  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

We tried calling ahead, but couldn't get through to anybody. Stopped by a couple time, but no one there. The woman across the street was surprised that we couldn't get in (which was why we tried again the second time). At any rate, it's at...More

Thank sophoclesj
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

A nice synagogue inside the walled old town. You should look for the caretaker in order to visit if it closed. You are expected to offer some money after visiting.

1  Thank Joliveira1976
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