Templul CoralCurrently Closed
- Address: Strada Sfanta Vineri 9, Bucuresti, Romania, Bucharest
- Timings: 10:00 am - 02:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 10 RON
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Synagogue
This jewish synagogue was established in 1864 in comme. For the Jewish community of Bucharest it is the largest place of worship, and one of the only few active places of worship in Romania. Services are held daily in a small hall. Architecturally, it's a sombre but elegant neo-Moorish building, modelled on the Vienna's Leopoldstadt-Tempelgasse Great Synagogue. Visitors are always impressed by the sheer expanse of mosaic patterns on the walls, especially their vibrant colors. If you ask, the caregiver will be glad to give you a short tour of the building.
- Hours given are approximations based on visitor reviews. Actual opening hours may vary. Confirm before your visit.
- Probably closed on Saturday.
- By Bus: 116, 117, 313 stop Piata Sfanta Vineri
- By Metro: M1, M2, M3 line stop Piata Unirii
- By Bus: 104, 116, 117, 123, 124, 312, 313, 783, N102, N104, N105, N106, N107, N108, N109, N110, N111, N112, N114, N115, N116, N117, N119, N121, stop Piata Unirii
- By Bus: 14, 40, 56 stop Piata Sf. Vineri
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4.46% of people who visit Bucharest include Templul Coral in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
65.12% of people start their Templul Coral visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Templul Coral
88.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Templul Coral
I'm sure this synagogue is gorgeous but getting in is not easy. My family and I were yelled at, ridiculed, and told we needed to hand over our passports to enter (travel trip: never hand someone your passport out of your sight.) I'm a rabbi, so I totally understand the importance of security, but this was absurd and felt all wrong.
An interesting reproduction of a larger temple. Learned a lot of history in as short time from the man here. You need some kind of ID or Passport to get in and it costs a bit of money so bring cash.
An active synagogue, large and beautiful, built between the years 1857-1868. The synagogue is a moderate Reform movement, with Ashkenazic services. It is considered the central synagogue of Romanian Jewry. The special structure of the synagogue was designed by two renowned Viennese architects, Enderle and Freivald, who sought to implement a model of a familiar synagogue: the ancient Templagasse synagogue in Vienna. The establishment of the Korl Synagogue was initiated by one of the leaders of the Jewish Community of Bucharest in Bucharest, Yitzhak Leib Weinberg. The large and magnificent synagogue was built over a decade, which was fraught with delays and challenges due to disputes and difficulties. Anti-Semitism also did not contribute. When they wanted to inaugurate the hall, anti-Semites damaged the building and violent demonstrations prevented the Jews from reaching the new sanctuary. The name of the synagogue is derived from its characteristics. It is built in the style of a "choral" synagogue. This is a term for the design of large and magnificent synagogues built in the European capitals, Chor-Temple. This means "synagogue of the People's Choir". They differ from the simple synagogues, in part because of the place designated for the choir - a Christian symbol that expresses imagination and inspiration from the Christian religion. The choral synagogue is reminiscent of churches - there is no curtain or wall between the women's gallery and the men's hall. There is a lot of splendor, splendor and ornaments, there is an organ, a place for choir and secular civic symbols, such as the statue of the menorah on the stage in front of the synagogue.
Beautiful building, i didnt see it from the inside, it closes very early, during the week last admittance is at 14.30, on friday at 1pm
Beautifully restored synagogue in Bucharest's old town. The resident manager gave us a very fastly-spoken history of the building and rebuilding of this Jewish Ashkenazi Orthodox temple which is still in use.