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Jewish Synagogue, Dubrovnik

(3.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Tiny synagogue of moving beauty, created in the 15th century by Spaniards who fled the inquisition and who were welcomed for their talents as linguists traders diplomats doctors. There stood the former ghetto. A small museum in located on the first floor: the objects come from Spain or Italy. They have survived in many of the deportation of the Croatian Jews (of Spanish and Italian origin), it's a miracle that these objects are intact. There are unfortunately also the armband with the star of David on yellow fabric that last carry the dubrovnik Jews before their deportation., this synagogue is a must see. A small shop nearby but which is only open until at 15.00 sells just the door next to books on the Jewish community of dubrovnik and objects. The synagogue has been restored recently by American Catholics, the Reusch family. No offices except for major holidays.
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  • This incredibly old synagogue is down a little alleyway, There is a small museum attached. Nearby,there is a neat store with interesting things to buy.  more »
  • If you do not have jewish routes and keen interest in Jewish history most likely you will not be impressed.  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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