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. Plan to see Great Synagogue and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pilsen online trip itinerary maker .
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  • The second largest synagogue in Europe is very beautiful from the outside. The Interior was rebuilt in the 1990s, but remains a bit dark. Admission costs 70 Kc (€2.75) and a brochure we recovered at the entrance (in Czech, English, German or Russian). The Jewish quarter in Prague is much for moving for me.
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  • Just near the historic center of Pilsen, a short walk from the central St Bartolomeo Square, one can see a beautiful Jewish synagogue ( 3rd largest in the World). Its two onion dome-topped towers topp...  more »
  • Does not give the church a great impression, but it's actually the third largest in the world. Moreover, the original project conceived more building, but these plans were not realized. Without turning the compound into a roomy 2 where prayers can at one time. Looks spectacular Moorish-style interiors.
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  • a must see for every tourist interested in history and/judaism, this 3rd largest synagoge worldwide is a very odd, majestic and interesting place precisely because of both where it is and how large it is.
  • This place is iconic and monumental. If I am correct, it is 4th biggest synagogue in the world. I was walking around it daily and I've never been inside before... The ticket price is a bit too high for what you can see... So go to Lokal order 2 "šnyts" and enjoy just the outside view for the same price from there... That's the proper Pilsen religion
  • Stunningly big and luckily well preserved second largest synagogue in Europe.
  • Not so spectacular from outside compared to St. Bartholomew.
  • Awesome place to see. The synagogue is in a way out of place in the modern-ish city of Pilsen , but that's what makes it so great. I haven't been inside as it's closed on Saturdays. The outside is still nice. You can even see it from the observation tower in the cathedral, but seeing it up close is better.
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