Synagoga RemuhCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Szeroka 40, 30-001 Kraków, Poland, 31-053, Krakow
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +48-124295735
- Ticket Price: 5 PLN
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Family And Kids, Synagogue, Community And Government, Religious, Synagogues
Of all the synagogues that used to exist in Krakow, this was the smallest of them. Yet it’s assuming appearance perhaps also cemented its authority has the most authentic of the synagogues. It's a simple the renaissance building constructed in 1558. The synagogue was named after one of the Jewish intellectual leaders interred in the temple’s cemetery - Moses Isserles Auerbach, known as Remuh. Restored after the ransacking by the Nazis in World War II, this is the only one all the Krakow synagogues that is still active for religious services of Orthodox Jews. See the ark in which the Torah scrolls are kept. Check out the tomb fragments on the Wailing Wall. Outside the cemetery, you will find the statue of Jan Karski, a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter.
- Put on some modest headgear, like a skullcap, before you step in.
- Close to tourists on Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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1.37% of people who visit Krakow include Synagoga Remuh in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
53.13% of people start their Synagoga Remuh visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Synagoga Remuh
90.63% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Synagoga Remuh
Really wanted to see it, but it was closed for visitors. Information wasn't there on internet so couldn't visit. Maybe it can be added on Google maps by the concerned people. Heard it is really good.
While the synagogues are not as ornate as the many Catholic churches in Krakow, this one has an austere kind of beauty with its patterned ceiling, and richly decorated walls. Read up on the history of the synagogue before visiting to truly understand its historic importance. The entry fee includes a yarmulke for the men, as well as entrance into the cemetery, where one can see the wall made from incomplete gravestone fragments during the rehabilitation of the cemetery.
This building is no longer an active synagogue. It's now a museum. The permanent display is called The History and Culture of the Jews in Krakow. It's a great place to learn about Jewish traditions and the history of the synagogue. It's free to enter on Mondays.
The remuh was the greatest of all medieval Ashkenazi rabbis, and is to this day still the most important. His synagogue is beautiful, a little ornate and for such a giant, it is small, at least by modern standards. There is also a cemetery attached with his grave and the graves of other giants.
Great place to visit and understand the past.