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Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)

ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
+48 12 422 09 62
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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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good49%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow 31-053, Poland
+48 12 422 09 62
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth seeing, for many of the photos they have, as well as some amazing objects, scrolls, the ark, the bima, the place itself. No longer operative (like the one in Prague) it's still well worth the very small admission charge.

Thank 56monkeys
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is now a lovely small museum with lots of interesting history. A must see by everyone.. It used to be a thriving place of worship in the Jewish section of Kraków. It has a small shop selling interesting objects. I bought a book onKrakow...More

Thank cynthias939
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has been converted into a museum, and the religious aspect of the building is lost. Outside it is maintains its value.

Thank Chiarella S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a great museum of what was once a synagogue, a lot of information about the area, the history of the synagogue and lots of information about the Jewish lifestyle. Probably not the best place for younger people, there is a lot of reading

Thank David O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very educational. Lots of paintings depictings Jewish tradition; many, many displays of artifacts related to the torah, seder, Passover, etc. Plenty of excellent write ups on the origins of Passover, Purim, Hanukah, not to mention jewish traditions (bar mitzvah, marriage, and more. well worth a...More

1  Thank al g
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Knowing little or nothing about the Jewish religion I now feel I know a lot more after a visit to this quaint synagogue. Spent around an hour and that was just right. Not too busy. Has a small gift section, no cafe or toilets but...More

Thank Laineypet
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Old Synagogue is in good shape, but more impressive is the fact that it is also a museum to local Jewish history. We went on a Monday and it was free.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This old synagogue is now a museum describing the synagogue development and what happened during the war and afterwards.

Thank Per N
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is an orthodox Jewish synagogue in the Kazimiera district of Krakow. It ranks with the most ancient places of worship in Europe. It contains a museum of Jewish history and traditions.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We did not get to venture inside, but we did learn a bit about the history of the synagogue itself, while on a Jewish Walking tour of Krakow. Would love to return and see the interior.

Thank ErikaM411
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