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Kenessa, Vilnius

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Virtually impossible to find open, but worth a trip on the 1 or7 trolleybus to admire from the outside. Built be the Karaite Jews, a Turkic branch closely connected with Istanbul historically. The...  more »
  • There are only about 20 Kenesa's surviving in the world, 3 of them in Lithuania. Kenesa in Zverynas area in Vilnius is from 1923, operating since reconstruction in 1993, but closed for outsiders...  more »
  • This is karaite's kenesa. Kenesa means church, I mean place for religious chants. You will rarely see such original buildings in the world. There are very few karaites in the world. Maybe this is the last kenesa in the world?
  • This is the temple of Crimean Karaites, Karaite Kenasa! Such a temple is in Trakai and in Crimea, in the motherland of the Crimean Karimov (juft-Kale, Evpatoria, Simferopol, and other cities of Crimea and in Kiev and Kharkov) Now (07.2018) temple on restoration and alas is closed to visit! (
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