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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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