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Bucharest Great Synagogue

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Bucharest Great Synagogue


Basic Information

Location 11 Adamache Street, Bucharest, Romania
Country Romania
City Bucharest

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294458-d3204023-Reviews-Great_Synagogue-Bucharest.html
Geographical Coordinates 44.42981,26.10807


The Great Synagogue was raised in 1845 by the Polish-Jewish community. It was repaired in 1865, redesigned in 1903 and 1909 and repainted in Rococo style in 1936 by Ghershon Horowitz. Then in 1945 it was restored again, as it had been devastated by the extreme right Legionaries. It nowadays hosts an exhibition called 'The Memorial of Jewish Martyrs “Chief Rabbi Dr. Mozes Rosen”. During the late 1980's, just like many churches in the area, this synagogue was virtually surrounded by concrete buildings, so as to hide it from public sight.


Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 08:30-15:00, Friday 08:30-13:00, Saturday is closed, and Sunday 08:30-13:00.

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