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Great Synagogue, Pilsen

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Admire stained glass windows and ornate ceilings of Great Synagogue, the third largest synagogue in Europe. A landmark building, the synagogue features impressive 45 m (148 ft) tall twin towers with Russian-style onion domes. A mixture of Romantic-era and neo-Renaissance styles, the facade is covered with Oriental decorations and includes a giant star of David. Completed in 1893, the interior boasts an Arabic-style ceiling and a distinctly Indian-looking Torah ark. The central hall makes a popular venue for concerts, while the walls often provide space for photo exhibits. With our online itinerary creator, Pilsen attractions like Great Synagogue can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Built between 1888 and 1893, is located on a busy Avenue, walking through the historical centre is worth a click.
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  • New Synagogue-the Moorish-style novodela (1893). From here begins the old town and streets leading to the Town Hall square. Synagogue downright unseemly, defiantly dominates the city and comparable with synagogues Florence and Budapest. They say that it is the third largest in the world after Jerusalem and Budapest. Now the new synagogue is not only used for worship, but is open to cultural events such as concerts and exhibitions. The fate of Pilsen Jewish community that was destroyed during the occupation, shows a monument to missing near the old synagogue. The truth is, were all alleys and yards, we have not found it. Judging from the photo, the monument represents the cobblestones with written on them the names and dates of birth.
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  • I recommend a visit to the synagogue and if you have the option to associate with a concert, so you will have an unforgettable experience. Even so, worth a visit. It is a few minutes from the Centre, and to enter into another world. Photos of the reconstruction are also interesting.
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  • A large synagogue in Pilzen. Quite the sight. Many photos of the US Army liberating Pilzen in case you can't make it to the Patton memorial
  • Eine der groessten Synagogen der Welt.
  • There was not much to see
  • We were in the great synagogue, and really it is a very beautiful building. Pity that was not available at the time the wizard that we said some attractions.
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  • Easier, but a nice ceiling paintings, the overall a lot of Nice architecture. Me personally intrigued by the railing of the staircase, and also, in wood carved, Jewish stars on the edge of the bench. Whenever it comes to the synagogue of the older boy 13 years old, must take on the head and headgear at the checkout they give you a free cloth yarmulke with the motif of the synagogue, which can also be in memory. And the admission fee is affordable.
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