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Jewish Synagogue, Dubrovnik

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Jewish Synagogue serves as the oldest Sephardic rite synagogue in the world and the second-oldest Jewish synagogue in Europe. Established in 1352, this ghetto synagogue is still operational and hosts a museum of Iberian Jewish items and artifacts. Visit the site, hidden in a small narrow street, for the chance to see ceremonial horns, prayer books, and Torah pointers. Observe the old, heavy wooden elements, which embue the place with an old-world feel. The site also holds numerous documents and manuscripts about the Jewish history in Croatia, from the people's arrival in 1421 through expulsion in World War II. Plan to visit Jewish Synagogue during your Dubrovnik vacation using our convenient Dubrovnik vacation planner.
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One of Croatia's major tourist destinations, Dubrovnik remains one of the most expensive cities in the country, especially if you wish to stay in the old town at peak season. You can choose from upscale hotel rooms just east of the old town, but for budget-friendly beds you may have to go as far as the outskirts of town. Many locals rent small rooms in their private homes, so look for rental signs in windows or check with the city's tourist office.
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  • We stumbled onto this little gem while looking for a local art shop. The artist had several Jewish related paintings, and after a short conversation we were told about the synagogue museum next door. ...  more »
  • I was flashed by the praying room in the first floor of the synagoge which now shows different styles in architecture because it was destroyed several times ( earthquake, Second World War and the late...  more »
  • A bit difficult to locate but worth the effort. An interesting small museum chronicling the history of the Jewish people in Dubrovnik.  more »
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  • Very old synagogue, not in use for many years. A bit overpriced, and the museum is too tiny and lacks of infos.
  • This is supposedly the oldest working Sephardic synagogue in Europe. The sanctuary and small museum are a moving experience, and feels as old as the walls that contain the city. Despite the massive fortification that surrounds the peninsula, this would not prevent expulsion and persecution of the local jewish community at various times throughout the ages, from medieval to 20th century. This communities history is reflected in the architecture, furnishings and curated artifacts of this small but important landmark.
  • Lucky enough to catch a Friday night service in this beautiful old Dubrovnik synagogue followed by a delicious kiddush hosted by the local community.
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  • We have prepared for entry to the Middle, but cuts drove us, because for too long we went and he did not like.
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