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High Synagogue

Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
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Address: ul. Jozefa 38, Krakow 31-056, Poland
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+48 48 124 11 12

Originally built from 1557 to 1563, this synagogue's furnishings and...

Originally built from 1557 to 1563, this synagogue's furnishings and decorations were destroyed and stolen by the Nazis during World War II; the building was renovated during the 1970s and now serves as a workshop for the conservation of historical monuments.

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The High Synagogue

One of a collection of synagogues in the Jewish quarter of Krakow- a large impressive building on the pinpoint corner of several streets. It has an interesting interior also.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Walking around the very interesting Kazimierz District ( Jewish Quarter) of Krakow you will see some really superb buildings that although a tad dilapidated still look fantastic,the whole area has a faded elegance about it and the High Synogogue is a perfect example. Although no longer a place of worship it still has some important history attached to it. Work... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

One of a collection of synagogues in the Jewish quarter of Krakow- a large impressive building on the pinpoint corner of several streets. It has an interesting interior also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

The High Synagogue is an interesting place to visit. The ground level floor is a book/gift store, while the first floor is the former synagogue. (It now functions as a synagogue only on special occasions.) The Synagogues's current exhibition (first floor) tells the stories of various Jewish families through a display of photographs that put a face to a name.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is not in use, it's just a building on the side of street with a little bit of history on a board though it's a nice area to walk around

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

One of the older buildings we took in on our guided tour of the Jewish quarter which was very interesting and worth doing. They are trying to raise money via the shop a the bottom of the building for renovation and its badly needed.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

The high synagogue has changing exhibitions. Currently the exhibition has a feminist slant. The rest of the exhibition deals with the Yiddish language. Worth a visit if you want to see inside an old synagogue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

This exhibition is in a 16th century synagogue and it is on the first floor of this ancient building. A bookstore and gift shop on the ground floor are also worth a visit. It tells the story of six families both before and after the war. I enjoyed this and only found it by passing by on my way to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

Desperately sad to see how, like so many of the buildings in the Jewish area, have had to wait decades for their revival. This former synagogue, has an amazing bookshop downstairs. The entrance hall has all manner of prewar Jewish posters displayed, all available for purchase. I was able to buy a poster of a black and white photograph of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

There was a display in the synagogue about the lives of Jewish residents of Krakow between the wars. There were many photographs and information about members of several families and their lives in Krakow. Many of members of these families were lucky enough to survive the holocaust and their decedents contributed information and photos for the displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

I am lost for words with regards to this exhibition. It is so powerful to see the families and see that those lost have not been forgotten. A wonderful bookshop below. :-)

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