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Remuh Synagogue (Synagoga Remuh)

Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
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Address: ul. Szeroka 40, Krakow 31-053, Poland
Phone Number:
48124295735
Today
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This small Renaissance synagogue (circa 1557) is named after the famous...

This small Renaissance synagogue (circa 1557) is named after the famous writer and philosopher Moses Isserles (aka Rabbi Remu'h) and still holds regular services for the small Jewish community in the city.

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Small in size, Big in history!

A very old synagogue and from what we saw very popular with many International Jewish travelers. The synagogue itself is quite small and it has an adjacent very old cemetery... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very old synagogue and from what we saw very popular with many International Jewish travelers. The synagogue itself is quite small and it has an adjacent very old cemetery which, like the nearby "new" Jewish cemetery, has walls made up from previously destroyed headstones during the Nazi occupation. It is also the resting place of some important Jewish wise... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Historical sight of very old synagogue.A place of pilgrimage to many International Jewish travellers. Has been restored and maintains a reverence and spirituality lost in many bigger temples. Strolling round the graveyard to the hypnotic chanting of those grieving their historical dead is rather haunting. Look for the stones on graves and prayers to the dead.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A unique opportunity to go back in time to old Jewish life in the shtetl. There is an ancient cemetery adjacent, with a number of important Jewish sages buried here. A guide is recommended to understand the significance of the site. JRoots tour organised this trip, and are highly recommended.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This synagogue is near the big "old synagogue" and near hamsa cafe, you pass through a gate near the bench with a metal statue of a man sat down, it's open until 4pm. Welcoming warm and friendly people at this synagogue (thanks for looking after my suitcase while I looked around). Well present small synagogue inside. The cemetery is of... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was the first time that we have ever visited a synagogue, I had to don a skullcap to enter. Had we been alone in the building I might have taken some photos but it was full of a group of students being told, I presume, about the history of the building so it didn't seem right to distract them.... More 

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

In an area with some amazing synagogues Remuh Synogogue is one of the most beautiful. Small and very eye catching this synagogue has some serious history attached to it. On this site from 1553 this synagogue is in the heart of the Jewish Quarter and is most certainly one of the most active synagogues in Krakow with Shabbat services taking... More 

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

This synagogue and the adjoining cemetery are not large, yet encapsulate some of the rich history of Jewish presence in Krakow.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

A tiny synagogue with a remarkable long history and a very old graveyard. A place of great importance to the Jewish people and a remarkable survivor of the evil of the Nazis.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The entry fee into this Synagogue is just 10 zl and it goes towards helping to restore the temple to its former glory. The entrance fee also gets you access to the Old Jewish Cemetery which is very impressive though small. The worship hall is very compact and can quickly be filled with tourists or tour groups which takes away... More 

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Both the synagogue and the cemetery were established in the early to mid 1500s. The history of this unassuming little structure and its grounds is interesting. It's also infuriating, in that the nazis smashed the cemetery walls and stole most of the tombstones to sell or to use as paving stones in concentration camps. Only a dozen remained as originally... More 

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