Grand Choral Synagogue, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg

One of the largest synagogues in Europe, Grand Choral Synagogue, St. Petersburg 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. For Grand Choral Synagogue, St. Petersburg and beyond, use our St. Petersburg trip planner to get the most from your St. Petersburg vacation.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Marvelous synagogue in the city, the design, colors and architecture stands out to be among the most beautiful buildings in the city. Stunning from the outside to the inside. Definitely should be a more recognize landmark here, I strongly recommend visiting it.
  • What a spectacular synagogue! Enormous...spiritual place.
  • Awesome place for service and kiddush
  • 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.
  • Terrific;)

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