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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga): Tours & Tickets

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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
+48 12 422 09 62
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building, very moving experience. Interesting and informative. Well worth the visit, glad we went

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gill j
Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest synagogue in Krakow (rebuilt in the 16th century after a fire), it is no longer an active house of worship, but now one branch of the Historical Museum with various displays (pictorial, artifacts) of everyday life in the Jewish ghetto before the holocaust....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Vince P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only visited one synagogue in Krakow so can't really compare. It is a large, rather stark building with some interesting artifacts. My daughter enjoyed the photographs which blended old photos of the Jewish quarter with modern photos. Fascinating.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ruth C
Reviewed October 4, 2019

A little empty, bare synagogue, but interesting for comparison to one or more of the other synagogues in the district to see the difference of Jewish groupings. With knowledge of the symbolism short visit worthwhile

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Leo S
Reviewed October 4, 2019

We visited the Old Synagogue and the Jewish Quarter. Loads of restaurants (many with outdoor live Klezmur music), bars and pubs.It is less a "historic area" then an entertainment area. Visit the oldest synagogue in Poland (15th century). Walking the area will take you only...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gary S
Reviewed October 1, 2019

Certainly worth a visit-much Jewish history and items to be viewed but probably only a 30 minute trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GerryKent
Reviewed September 26, 2019

The Old Synagogue is located in the jewish Kazimierz quarter and is the oldest surviving synagogue in Poland. It goes back to the 15th century but was largely rebuilt in 1570. It has thick fortresslike walls. The synagogue was looted and ransacked by the Germans...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

This was an enjoyable and interesting site to visit. The synagogue was built during the fifteenth century blending German and Bohemian Gothic architectural styles. The Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga) is the oldest surviving synagogue in Poland and serves as the oldest surviving example of Jewish...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RobertRAH-64
Reviewed September 10, 2019

There is not much here. It is hollow and shallow. No energy of any kind. Best to avoid it and visit many other places.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed September 6, 2019

It’s weird this place. There is no doubt that if this synagogue could talk it could tell of a lot of the events and history in this area and yet little is contained here. It is essentially a museum but it is not very well...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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There are no strict dress rules but common sense would dictate that respect must be shown. We wore just normal summer clothes although some other synagogues stipulate at their entrances any rules within their places of... More