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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

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Address: Via Giuseppe la Farina 4, 50132, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 245252
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This synagogue, one of the largest in Europe, was built between 1874 and...

This synagogue, one of the largest in Europe, was built between 1874 and 1882 in eclectic Moresque style by architects Marco Treves, Mariano Falcini,Vincenzo Micheli. The museo was set up on 1982 in the same building to display ritual objects, dating from XVI to XX Centuries and documentation regarding the history of the community. In the new section on 2007 was set up a room devoted to the memorial of contemporary history included the Shoa.

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Impressive as well as interesting

You can feel that you are visiting a place which has seen great times, beautiful moments as well as atrocities. As though the place is willing to tell you all its history - good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

You can feel that you are visiting a place which has seen great times, beautiful moments as well as atrocities. As though the place is willing to tell you all its history - good and bad. Makes you feel something inside you.....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

In a Sad area of the city. Rarely used for services. The architecture is grand and deserves a visit. You must call ahead to get to see the interior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Well worth walking a distance was this beautiful living monument enclosing the stories of those who experienced the atrocities of war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We like to find the synagogues in places we visit. The synagogue in Florence is not easy to find but certainly worth the effort. We did not expect this very large Moorish-style structure. The sanctuary is cavernous, there are tours given during the day, and there is a museum of Judiaca in the building. The grounds are nicely planted with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Pretty amazing Synangogue and don't miss the exhibit upstairs. Just be aware that you cannot take bags, cameras or phones inside. You have to put them in lockers outside the synagogue/museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Synagogue is definitely worth a visit. Impressive architecture and great interior. The museum would benefit from some TLC. More information in English (or Hebrew) would be appreciated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This building is quite spectacular to view from the outside and the interior is worth seeing as well. The museum is very disappointing, since it is really just a few simple, dated exhibits. Be prepared for checking all your items in the lockers provided here. The security is super tight a bit sad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The building is very impressive inside and outside. There is a tour guide that gives you a brief history of the Jews in the area as well as the history of the synagogue itself. No pictures are allowed in the building. In fact you must leave cell phones, cameras and bags in a locker at the front entrance. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

There has been a small jewish community in Florence since the inquisition in Spain in 1492. The Roman jewish community has been in existence since the time of the Ceasars. In the late 1800 the great jewish leader David Levi left his estate to fund the building of the synagogue. Architecturally and decoratively it is heavily influenced by arabic mosque... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The interior design and decoration of this synagogue is stunning. I've visited many synagogues in various parts of the world, but the Moorish decoration and colours of this interior have particular appeal. Unfortunately I can't show any pictures as it is not allowed, but perhaps part of the value is that you have to go and see it for yourself!!... More 

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Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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