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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 museum is small but full of interesting artefacts and information. A little further up the stairs is the synagogue itself which is also small but well maintained.
Should be an essential stop on any visit to old Dubrovnik. Ancient synagogue, well preserved with a small but fascinating museum - which includes a commemoration of the 27 Jews from the city murdered ... read more »
This is an old synagogue which is now a museum that tells the story of the Jewish community in Dubrovnik.
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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