Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem

4.6
A prominent landmark of the Old City's Jewish Quarter, Hurva Synagogue has undergone destruction and reconstruction multiple times. Established early in the 18th century, the synagogue was sacked by Muslims in 1721 and later by Arab forces in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The current synagogue, completed in 2010, recreates the 19th-century architectural plans, reflecting a Byzantine revival style. Pay attention to the wide commemorative arch of the original synagogue, restored in 1977 while waiting for approval for larger renovations. Enter to see the soaring Holy Ark and learn the history of this Ashkenazic place of worship. Climb up to the veranda surrounding its dome for excellent views. Put Hurva Synagogue into our Jerusalem road trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We were told that the 360-degree views from the dome were spectacular and gave us a schedule, which they ultimately didn't meet and we were left wanting
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  • Both inside and outside a great beautiful synagogue with a super view over Jerusalem. I can advise everyone to go here.
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  • Stunning architecture. If u are in the old city touring be sure to check this place out! They have mincha daily at 1:15 pm. There is a fee to go up to the top.
  • I lived near here highly recommended has a nice interior design of the synague.
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