Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, Recife

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For a taste of Jewish history and culture visit Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, the first synagogue in the Americas, built in the mid-17th century. It was the opening of this synagogue that made the Jewish community’s migration to New York possible. The charming architecture of the building itself serves as a nice contradiction to the surrounding buildings. View the collection of photos and personal documents of the Jews who lived in Recife. Then, be sure to place your prayer in the replica of the wailing wall. To visit Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue on your holiday in Recife, and find out what else Recife has to offer, use our Recife online driving holiday planner .
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  • Spectacular place, full of references. A tourist spot that should be on the itinerary of lovers of the history of the formation of the Brazilian people, as well as a historical period where the Dutch are in the State and have contributed greatly with numerous works which, until today, reflect on the quality of the city of Recife. Super recommended.
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  • very interesting, is shown on the whole story since they arrived to Pernambuco. Exhibition of objects from the time, photos and documents.
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  • Place the first synagogue in Brazil ... Preserves the features of how he was discovered, by chance, through an excavation. History of the Jewish people-focused in Brazil!
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