Grand Choral Synagogue, St. Petersburg

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#24 of 132 in Historic Sites in St. Petersburg
One of the largest synagogues in Europe, Grand Choral Synagogue features a lavish interior and exterior ornamentation. With the capacity to accommodate 1,200 guests, it boasts the status of both a national landmark and an architectural monument of federal importance. Standing 47 m (154 ft) tall, the building dominates the area's landscape. Built using Moorish decorative techniques in 1888, it remains flawlessly preserved. Inside you'll see brightly colored walls, polished pillars, and highly detailed oval ceilings. Pay particular attention to the stained-glass windows and decorative arches, some of which are suspended without supporting pillars. Contact the site in advance if you want to reserve a guided tour. Add Grand Choral Synagogue and other attractions to your St. Petersburg trip itinerary using our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A synagogue that one can visit which is not always the case, it's already a good point. If you're in the neighborhood do not hesitate to stop inside is quite nice and the façade is not devoid of interest. Admission is free.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Located in downtown St. Petersburg and the other Orthodox Church Architecture in the somewhat unique appearance. First off, I'm not, onion shape dome of the Cathedral of Golden hue. Because, this is because the non-Orthodox Cathedral synagogue Russia. I can't easily see architectural forms, if you dare, but need to access this place passing by, stopping to look into the stands to ponder.
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  • July 23, 2017
    We took a few minutes out of our schedule to pay a visit to the Grand Synagogue and we are very glad we did. First the building is really beautiful, old Moorish type design, and used everyday. A speci...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful synagogue near the Mariinsky Theater. Worth a visit to see architecture from inside and out, as well as the Jewish shop next door. Free entry.
  • Big and beautiful synagogue. Functioned all the Soviet time. Must see, not only if you are interested with the Jewish heritage, but for everybody.
  • Beautiful restoration of 1890's synagogue.
  • Beautiful architecture! Excellent shop in cozy far corner of the yard at a small synagogue. Recommend buying Kosher products there. Success!
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  • The Coral Synagogue (Синагога Санкт-Петербургская Большая Хоральная) in 1893 (II). Alexander I of Russia, was built on Saposnyikov and l. v. Bahman, based on Sztaszov and n. Benua, under the supervision of architects. In his time in Budapest (3000 seats), 1200 férőhelyével is the second largest Synagogue in Europe. Currently, the largest Synagogue in Russia. The Oriental, Moorish-style Jewish istenház keep (!) as a Stalinist times and survived the World War II. destruction of World War II. The typical terakotta-red csikozású, original appearance was in 2005. The great synagogue and kosher restaurant épülettömbben connector, there is a grocery store and a school also works since 1991.
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