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The Lancut Synagogue, Lancut

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The Łańcut Synagogue is a Baroque synagogue in Łańcut, Poland. The Łańcut Synagogue is a rare surviving example of the four-pillar, vaulted synagogues that were built throughout the Polish lands in both wood and masonry from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. The synagogue was renovated in the mid-20th century, and underwent renovations in the years 1983-1990.ArchitectureThe synagogue is a simple Baroque, masonry building with a vestibule and side room, main hall and a women's balcony above the vestibule reached by an exterior staircase. The windows of the main hall are unusually large for a Polish synagogue; Krinsky believes that this may reflect the security of the Jews in Łańcut, who lived under the protection of the landowning family. The synagogue is built with eight, barrel-vaulted bays around a central Bimah, the four, massive, masonry pillars of which support the ceiling and roof. Painted, decorative plasterwork adorns the pillar capitals, ceiling, and walls. The floor in the restored building is made of concrete. The walls are decorated reproductions of the pre-war paintings. They feature traditional Jewish subjects, such as Noah and the Ark, symbols of the Zodiac, and images of musical instruments mentioned in the Book of Psalms.Images
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  • The exterior, with its peeling paint, gives no hint to the beauty of the interior of the beautifully restored synogogue. Built in 1761, the pillar capitals, ceiling and walls are of painted plasterwor...  more »
  • This beautifully preserved synagogue makes for an excellent connection to the extensive past Jewish history of Poland. The writings and wall paintings are magnificent, a reminder of the thriving commu...  more »
  • We actually did nor visit indoors as the opening hours did not suit our travel plan. Recommended to visit as Poland at its best was multicultural and heterogenous in the past.It is a good symbol of a ...  more »
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  • Amazing inside. It is among the most beatuful churches.
  • Very interesting, worth a look, IMHO more than Palace. Dissipation likes what he is doing-it's worth worth worth it.
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  • A unique place, though from the outside completely inconspicuous. Beautiful testimony of Jewish history on the American bomber raids. Talk with the Lord who takes care of the synagogue. He talks with passion, eloquently and vast knowledge about Jewish traditions, the fate of the Jews and the symbolism of the ornaments in the synagogue. Just ask.
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  • Every time I learn new things about this object, about the people associated with him. Superb guided tour. A unique place.
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  • A great place to visit.
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