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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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  • The synagogue in Dubrovnik is nice but also very modest. We made a guided tour which also included a walking tour of the city focusing on landmarks relevant for the jewish culture. The synagogue was t...  more »
  • Though small, this historic synagogue gives visitors a window into Jewish history. There are original documents dating back centuries when Dubrovnik, like many other European countries, confined its J...  more »
  • You do not have to be Jewish to appreciate the history and cultural significance of this small synagogue. No longer in use, it is the second oldest in Europe to be in continuous use (until World War I...  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.
  • 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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