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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue by using our Recife holiday planner.
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  • well-organized Museum and excellent choice for anyone interested in Dutch and history of the Jews in PE.
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  • A part of the history of colonial Brazil not told in the books, it's worth visiting with some time to appreciate all the details and learn a little of the culture that influenced the reef and later os sertões. On the floor above a Jewish synagogue, exciting experience. TIPS: if car park in shopping Paço Customs is safer and cheaper besides can walk on foot to the Museum, right next to Ground Zero square. and tb other museums and points of interest, you can visit everything walking. At the end of the street a few good restaurants of Pernambuco and brazilian food.
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  • It is a place where you can transport people to the century the story portrays. In addition to maintaining all the originality of the initial construction of the building. Loved it!
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  • Deixe seu papelzinho na parede interna! ♥
  • É muito bom bom
  • Aqui é incrível.
  • Esta é a casa de todos os judeus e descendentes dos forçados. Estive varias vezes nela e sempre que ouço a sua historia vejo pouco da historia de gente próxima, pois são historias que me são familiares.
  • A sinagoga esta totalmente recuperada com a sala superior que deve ser vista e sentida pois só faltam as pessoas que lá estiveram na época para se sentir no seculo 17. O casario em torno foi todo recuperado e a gente se sente de volta às origens Judaicas do Brasil.