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Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem
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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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  • The Hurva Synagogue has been destroyed several times. In 1948, the Jordanians destroyed the shul after capturing the Old City. After the reunification of the city in 1967, it was unclear whether the s...  more »
  • An absolute must to something more understanding of the Jewish faith and through the external stairs to get on the dome and you have spectacular views over the whole of Jerusalem. Absolutely worth every penny!
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  • It was the nicest synagogue which I´ve visited in Jerusalem. The entrance is not free but I can really recomend the visit.