Tykocin Synagogue, Tykocin

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The Tykocin Synagogue is an historic synagogue building in Tykocin, Poland. The synagogue, in mannerist-early Baroque style, was built in 1642.The synagogue was thoroughly restored in the late 1970s. The historic wall paintings, most of which are decorative texts of Hebrew prayers, were restored. The elaborate, decorative ceiling was not reconstructed although some idea of the style can be gleaned from the design of the Torah Ark.A former Beit Medrash (study and prayer hall) located across the street has been restored and is in use as a city museum.Although no Jews now live in Tykocin and the town has no other tourist attractions, 40,000 tourists a year come to see the old synagogue, which towers over the remote village "in lonely and unexpected splendor." The tourism has generated economic activity, including a cafe serving "Jewish-style" food and a bed-and-breakfast.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Tykocin synagogue is a mandatory point of visiting this city. Wonderfully maintained, visible and accessible to visitors. Audio guide-the length and content of the just in time to grab, but not weary. Staff very helpful and friendly, with an infant does not nastręczała any problems. Recommend.
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  • August 10, 2017
    20minutowy walk around with audio guide to the synagogue brings us prayer habits. You can feel the atmosphere of past years.
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  • August 8, 2017
    A visit to the Synagogue for me was very strong. Even now, as I mention, I feel like gagging throat. Beautiful but very sad place to see and listen to. I would recommend to anyone.
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