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Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem
(4.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
A prominent landmark of the Old City's Jewish Quarter, Hurva Synagogue has undergone destruction and reconstruction multiple times. Established early in the 18th century, the synagogue was sacked by Muslims in 1721 and later by Arab forces in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The current synagogue, completed in 2010, recreates the 19th-century architectural plans, reflecting a Byzantine revival style. Pay attention to the wide commemorative arch of the original synagogue, restored in 1977 while waiting for approval for larger renovations. Enter to see the soaring Holy Ark and learn the history of this Ashkenazic place of worship. Climb up to the veranda surrounding its dome for excellent views. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hurva Synagogue by using our Jerusalem tourist route planner.
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  • If you want to see some great views you should come visit this synagogue. The synagogue itself and its history is amazing but also the views are wonderful- just climb up on the roof of the synagogue i...  more »
  • Located on a quiet square of a certain charm of the Jewish quarter this synagogue that was destroyed was rebuilt, a priori the same. Make an appointment to visit. Sober Interior, yeshiva and spectacular 360 ° view over the old town from the top of the dome.
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  • The Hurva Synagogue has been entirely, and painstakingly rebuilt, using old photographs and documents. It should be viewed from the main floor and from the women's gallery, as well. The Paroches (the ...  more »