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Riga Synagogue

Peitavas St., 6/8, Riga, Latvia
+371 67 214 507
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Beautiful, Renovated but Not Much Information

The temple itself is lovely, freshly renovated to a high standard. You pay to enter. Run by the... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Film G
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Aurora
via mobile
very disappointing

very hard to find. There was a police officer in the front who was extremely unfriendly and walked... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
hm2001
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New York City, New York
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Aug 11, 2017
“Beautiful, Renovated but Not Much Information”
Jul 20, 2017
“very disappointing”
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Peitavas St., 6/8, Riga, Latvia
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+371 67 214 507
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

The temple itself is lovely, freshly renovated to a high standard. You pay to enter. Run by the Lubivitchers. There are no informations sheets, notices or anything else in the sanctuary. But...if you go to the women's balcony, you will find some displays. And the...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

very hard to find. There was a police officer in the front who was extremely unfriendly and walked away when i asked a question. There was a guide who wore a yarmulke but was not Jewish and could not speak English. The place looked very...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

This is a very nicely renovated synagogue. They charge 3 Euros entry, which is OK with me if they give me some information. If they don't want to clutter the place with notices, then why not an information sheet? We did ask one question of...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2017

The building is beautifully renovated inside but there is no information explaining the history of the building or the story of its remarkable survival which is a great shame given its troubled history. Some form of personalised background to supplement information which can be gleaned...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2017

The only synagogue to survive the Holocaust, and one known well by the dear friend whose life we were researching, this was a very special visit. We were greeted by a delightful gentleman who answered our every question (and there were many!).

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Reviewed November 28, 2016

Newly renovated synagogue beautifully decorated. The entrance is perpendicular to the street so it is easy to miss. The museum upstairs has an interesting collection of documents.

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

I had no problems entering the synagogue, which is open daily from 10:00 - 4:00 (except Saturday). The inerior is lovely. And it looks like it has been totally renovated. Happily it survived the war. A must for any Jewish visitors to Riga. I would...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2016

The Peitav Synagogue is the only synagogue in Riga to have survived the Holocaust due to it central location near the old city, and to be currently active. Very beautiful inside.

Thank Tal R
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Very few synagogues survived the Nazi occupation - this is one of them. Beautiful inside. It cost 3 euros per person to enter and the guide told us a little bit about the history of the building. A worthwhile experience.

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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

As others have said the open times for this building don't really match those suggested in the information. We finally found the courtyard open and as we could hear voices in English inside decided to ring the bell. Two men came to the door- one...More

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