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Beautiful synagogue

This synagogue in the old town survived the Nazi occupation because it was too close to other... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Robert D
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Brooklyn, New York
go for the lovely renovation

This synagogue has survived Nazi occupation, Soviet-era restrictions, and more recent attacks by... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
LMOverby
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Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Although we had visited the solemn memorial and burial pits at Rumbula Forest, which DID touch my soul and brought me to tears, nonetheless, it was my experience in the Riga Synagogue that was one of the highlights of my visit to Latvia. For you...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the synagogue that survived the Nazi occupation of Riga. Survived because nearby church said a large area would be destroyed if the synagogue was burned. We asked for information in English and the gentleman who took our entry fee explained the history and the...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

This synagogue in the old town survived the Nazi occupation because it was too close to other important buildings. It is beautifully restored.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

It’s the only old synagogue left in Riga because it was too close to church so the nazi’s was afraid to burn it.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This synagogue has survived Nazi occupation, Soviet-era restrictions, and more recent attacks by neo-Nazis ... its beauty is a testament to the human spirit and resilience. There's not much information offered on site about the temple, but it has been lovingly restored and renovated, offering...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I am not sure what other reviewers are on about - this is an easy to find attraction. Just follow the map!

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

I have recently become very interested in the Jewish culture and decided to visit this synagogue. When I called the office, a lovely lady told me that everyone is welcome to visit, so I was very excited, as many synagogues I have enquired at worldwide,...More

Thank Emilija L
Reviewed 11 August 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

Thank Film G
Reviewed 20 July 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

Thank hm2001
Reviewed 29 June 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

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 16 April 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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