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Great Synagogue, Pilsen

#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Pilsen
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
Admire stained glass windows and ornate ceilings of Great Synagogue, the third largest synagogue in Europe. A landmark building, the synagogue features impressive 45 m (148 ft) tall twin towers with Russian-style onion domes. A mixture of Romantic-era and neo-Renaissance styles, the facade is covered with Oriental decorations and includes a giant star of David. Completed in 1893, the interior boasts an Arabic-style ceiling and a distinctly Indian-looking Torah ark. The central hall makes a popular venue for concerts, while the walls often provide space for photo exhibits. Plan to see Great Synagogue and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pilsen online trip itinerary maker.
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  • Unfortunately, it is closed for reconstruction in 2020 and we couldn't see it from the inside so we just enjoyed its architecture from the outside.  more »
  • We were doing a walk round the old part of Plzen,,,, And were wowed by this building, Quite spectacular  more »
  • Today i visited with my family. The staff was very friendly And helpful. Both girls take care about my luggage. The tour was great. I can really recommend the visit. Thank you. SALOM.
  • The biggest synagogue I've ever seen. The ornately decorated interior is really stunning. A must-see place for every fan of Jewish culture.
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