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High Synagogue, Krakow

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High Synagogue is an inactive Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Kazimierz District of Kraków, Poland. It was called the High Synagogue for many centuries for it was the tallest synagogue in the city. It was built in 1556-1563. It appears to be in a Renaissance manner with certain modifications common north of the alps. It was the third synagogue to be erected in Kazimierz. Originally, the prayer rooms were located on the second floor above ground floor shops. The interior walls of the sanctuary feature paintings of scenes in Jerusalem, including the \"Tomb of the Israelite Kings,\" \"Western Wall,\" and a handsome pair of lions in the women's gallery.

During the occupation of Poland in World War II, Nazis stripped the interior of all equipment. The ceiling and roof were destroyed. At present only the stone niche for the Aron Kodesh and the wall-paintings uncovered early in the 21st century by art conservation remain. Gabled-windowed top floor, synagogue ceiling and roof were renovated in 2008 as part of the ongoing repairs.

The High serves as a Landmark Conservation building. Since 2005 it has been open to visitors.
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  • A place where time has stopped. I recommend you visit, in the "night of Synagogues". Always are reads, talks teleaudio-a taste of old Kazimierz. And the charming bookstore with her support-thank you ... Recommend
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  • It is one of the synagork in the Kazimierz district. I feel the height itself. Inside the exhibit. This area was introduced.
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  • Being an important building in the history of the neighborhood, it has no name, plate or identification. It was named the high synagogue for being the highest in the city for many centuries. In classroom prayers remained on the floor that we identify from the street with arch windows. In the bottom there were trades. At the same time, there is a plaque that mentions the Torah teaching in past tenses in the adjacent building.
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  • Beautiful
  • One of the seven Synagogues worth to visit. Tickets for £ 1. Ground-floor you facing books. Museum upstairs.
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  • Nice Museum and a large selection of books. The facade is neopravovaná quite intentionally. For the sake of authenticity here could shoot and Schindler's list.
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  • Starovinnij Temple. Zdalas′ b restavracìâ façade
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  • A beautiful synagogue. At the bottom of the Jewish Bookstore, located at the top of the steel workshop of Mr. Jack pole and restoration workshop.
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