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Jewish Synagogue, Dubrovnik
(3.3/5 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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  • 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 »
  • The tiny Synagogue, located in one of the many narrow streets overlooking the Stradun, is among the oldest in the whole Balkan area being built in the 15th century. Today it houses a small museum which, in two rooms, saves documents and sacred objects that belonged to the local Jewish community, including some fragments of Torah from the 13th-17th centuries is no longer used as an active place of worship, except in very few memorials and community lives with memories of the past, because there is no longer even the Rabbi. I inform you that you cannot take pictures inside and the entrance fee is 40 Kuna (about € 5.50), honestly out of proportion to the limited exposure, while the entrance is via a small door. Interesting, but not essential in the City visit unless your stay is not particularly long.
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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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