Jewish Synagogue, Dubrovnik

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#13 of 22 in Historic Sites in Dubrovnik
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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  • August 16, 2017
    A very rude, aggressive man at the entrance, a tiny place which our party covered in just a few minutes. Far more impressive synagogues elsewhere...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    The museum consists of two small rooms with some artefacts but it is not extensive. Fifteen minutes and you have seen everything. On the next floor is the synagogue which was interesting but again onl...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Members of the Jewish faith should make toe effort to visit this small but very meaningful synagogue, It's a must!  more »
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  • August 31, 2016
    Very old synagogue, not in use for many years. A bit overpriced, and the museum is too tiny and lacks of infos.
  • December 8, 2015
    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.
  • August 29, 2014
    Lucky enough to catch a Friday night service in this beautiful old Dubrovnik synagogue followed by a delicious kiddush hosted by the local community.
  • February 23, 2017
    *****
  • September 10, 2016
    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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