Isaac Synagogue (Synagoga Izaaka), Krakow

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The Izaak Synagogue (Polish: Synagoga Izaaka), formally known as the Isaak Jakubowicz Synagogue, is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue from 1644 situated in the historic Kazimierz district of Kraków, Poland. The synagogue is named for its donor, Izaak Jakubowicz (d. 1673), also called Isaac the Rich, a banker to King Ladislaus IV of Poland. The synagogue was designed by Italian-born architect Francesco Olivierri.
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  • We passed by this synagogue whilst on our guided Tuk Tuk tour of the Jewish Quarter. There are so many synagogues in Krakow that you start to compare them and this one isn’t particularly attractive...  more »
  • MAybe it is not so famous as the other synagogues in the Jewish quater, but is one of the oldest and nicest.  more »
  • This synagogue is named after its founder, Izaak Jakubowicz. Built in the mid 17th century! Loads of damage was down by the Nazis... cost 7 pln to gain entrance!  more »
  • It's closed for a while and I think that it's a pity and a chilul hashem that Jews are fighting between them! And meanwhile it's closed and we can't pray or visit this synagogue! But I was there when it was still open and it's a really nice place to visit!!
  • I was able to visit the Izaak Synagogue while on a walking tour with Walkative. How nice it is for them to allow people to visit their synagogue, experience a bit of Jewish culture in Poland, and learn a bit of the history of this synagogue. I had never visited a synagogue before this, so I loved visiting this one!
  • Prayed the morning prayers. They also have a small kosher shop
  • It is closed and under construction
  • It's amazing to be able to visit such ancient places like this shul, very emotional and spiritual feeling. On our visit here we had the opportunity to daven shachris here at the shul which was an amazing experience. There is a mini kosher grocery here too with lots of basics if you would need on your visit here in Krakow. This shul is a must visit!

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