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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
+48 12 422 09 62
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This museum was very informative about the Jewish faith ,I learnt a lot about the faith Can pay on the door to get in

Thank c_m_williams
Reviewed 9 June 2018

I really liked Kazimierz area, and everybody said that I should also visit the Old Synagogue. However, I did not find it too interesting. The synagogue is practically a museum of Jewish history in Krakow. I would recommend to go there, but on the week...More

Thank Wlaki89
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

A very interesting perspective of the history of Judaism in Poland & Kraków particularly. Lots of old artefacts and photographs and good simplified explanation of Jewish celebrations and community living for those who have limited knowledge of this faith. Worth a visit whilst in Kasimierz...More

Thank Bradley M
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is the oldest synagogue in Krakow, it's now a museum, with some displays illustrating pre-war Jewish life and history. There's little co-ordination between the narratives in Krakow's synagogues, unlike Prague where each synagogue has a unique story to tell. So there's an inevitable repetition...More

Thank The_Red_Cyclist
Reviewed 1 May 2018

now a Museum, use to be a place for worship of a great community sent to the killing machine. nice collection of the original community that use to live and pray here. One of many places to visit in Krakow

Thank Jacobo E
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

For just a few zloty you can have a look around the Old Synagogue. Lots of exhibits to see. Beautifully embroidered panels and lots of silver items. This is not a huge place to look around but is worth it just the same.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 26 April 2018

A lot of exhibits in Poland that I saw had Polish inscriptions, so the English descriptions in this synagogue was a great find. Very detailed and information information boards. Very beautiful insides too, and it was surreal seeing the actual curtains that hung in front...More

Thank mouschi1310
Reviewed 26 April 2018

What was one of the oldest Synagogues in Europe is now a museum looking at many aspects of the faith. Plenty of exhibits and some interactive displays, worth spending an hour looking around to learn more about the religion and it's practices

Thank robbiefaulds
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is an old and nice looking synagogue with an extensive collection of Jewish artifacts inside. Well worth a 15-30 minute visit while strolling through the Jewish quarter.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We spent four days in Krakow and visited several times the jewish town. It is wonderful and lively. The old synagogue is newer than the Old new one in Prague, but it is very informative.

Thank Václav V
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