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Museo Ebraico di Roma - Tempio Maggiore

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Address: Lungotevere de' Cenci, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 6840 0661
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The first Monumental Synagogue in Rome

The building was constructed adjacent to the ancient ghetto and along the Tiber River. Building started in 1901 and the Synagogue opened in 1904. Services are conducted in the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building was constructed adjacent to the ancient ghetto and along the Tiber River. Building started in 1901 and the Synagogue opened in 1904. Services are conducted in the "orthodox" tradition. The sanctuary is resplendent, sparkling with golden adornments, marble columns and mosaics. Candelabra, menorah and other symbols of the faith abound, attesting to the successful integration of he Jews... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our way to the Temple because my husband wanted to see the Jewish Ghetto of Rome. This temple is absolutely stunning with a rainbow tiled ceiling and a museum in the basement offering a small tour. There are also letters of Italian Jews from concentration camps and pictures. Its both lovely and very sad. I never knew Italy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most impressive synagogue I have ever seen! It starts with an explanation about the synagogue and its history by a guide. Then you go into the small museum underneath. There is interesting information and artifacts about the Roman Jewish community. Can be done in an hour to hour and a half.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This building takes your breath away The synagogue is magnificent and a must visit place. You will love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

An architectural masterpiece of a synagogue- a beautiful unique classic and large and impressive structure which we enjoyed and admired from the outside and the front. It's in front of an open plaza. The inside is also gigantic massive and impressive, inspiring awe in the surroundings. It is still a place of active worship- we joined the weekday afternoon prayer.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I highly recommend visiting the Tempio Maggiore. The museum has a lot of interesting artifacts and does a great job of describing the history of Jews in Rome. Most displays and descriptions are in English. In addition to the museum, there is also a walking tour into the main synagogue - which is probably the nicest I have ever seen.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We visited our daughter and son-in-law in late May and early June. We are all Orthodox Jews, so visits to the Roma and Venezia ghettos were must see attractions. Our daughter visited the Roma Ghetto before, so a second visit was exactly that. My wife and daughter did the museum tour on a Wednesday afternoon. (My son-in-law and I opted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Rome is home of one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. This magnificent building was constructed after the unification of Italy as a new home for the community. The building also features a museum that chronicles the rich history of the Italian Jewish community and displays several centuries of artifacts. The tour guide led building tour is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This place was built after the Reunification of Italy, when the Jewish Ghetto was abolished, whereupon it took the Jewish leaders of Rome thirty years to figure out what to build, and how to build it, in order to commemorate the moment. Eventually this design was agreed on. It is unique: there are no such other domes in Rome. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Magnificent! Great experience! Would recommend to anyone visiting Rome. The best museum I've seen here so far!

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The mini-neigbourhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighbourhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
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