Sinagoga Maribor, Maribor

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Maribor Synagogue is a former synagogue and current museum in the city of Maribor, Slovenia. Located in what was the center of the medieval Maribor ghetto Židovska ulica, it is one of the oldest preserved synagogues in Europe, and one of only two left in Slovenia; the other being the Lendava Synagogue . It once functioned as the centre of the medieval Jewish community in Maribor, among the most prominent in the Eastern Alps-area.HistoryFirst mentioned in 1429, the synagogue is thought to have been built sometime in the 14th century. Located next to the city walls, it was part of a complex that included a Jewish cemetery, rabbinical residence, and Talmudic school. A fortified tower nearby - part of the walls themselves - was known as the Židovski stolp ("Jewish Tower"), while a building housing ritual baths stood outside the walls on the Drava riverbank.At points throughout its history, the synagogue served as a temporary seat of the Supreme Rabbinate of Styria. In 1497, the Jews of Maribor were expelled, scattering all over Europe, especially Italy. After the expulsion, the synagogue was in 1501 turned into a Catholic church, the Church of All Saints (Cerkev Vseh Svetnikov). The former rabbi's residence to the west of the main building became a curate office, while another, smaller building on the eastern side housed the sexton.
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  • Today it serves as a cultural institution, exhibitions concert are held here. The original synagogue was already built in the 13th century.  more »
  • Interesting reconstruction of ancient synagogue of Marburg. In the evening I will win to Klezmer music, great acoustics.
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  • I hope that this is just a fault before the main season. Weekend in March, sunny weather but this monument is closed. People from Maribor and tourists are walking around. It is a nice view from terrac...  more »
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  • Must admit that I haven't been inside yet but there is a very nice view to river side from a platform beside synagogue. It's like a hidden spot in the town...
  • The old Jewish synagogue with beautiful views of the river Drava.
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  • The oldest synagogue in Europe, and that he became a Museum of Judaism. Entrance cost one euro per adult, children free.
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  • Vredno ogleda.
  • Usually excellent exhibitions, outside of a view of the Drava River, about one such peace and tranquility.
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