Old Synagogue

sights / Architecture

Old Synagogue information

Kraków , Poland
ul Szeroka 24
+48 12 422 0962
Getting there
Tram: 13, 24
More information
adult/concession 7/5zł, free Mon
Opening hours
10am-2pm Mon, 9am-5pm Tue-Sun Apr-Oct, 10am-2pm Mon, 9am-4pm Wed-Sun Nov-Mar
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Dating back to the end of the 15th century, the aptly named Old Synagogue is in fact the oldest Jewish house of worship in the country. It now houses a branch of the Museum of the History of Kraków . The prayer hall contains the original aron kodesh (the niche in the eastern wall where Torah scrolls are kept) and a reconstructed bimah (raised platform at the centre of the synagogue where the Torah is read). Adjacent rooms are dedicated to Jewish traditions and art, while upstairs there's a photographic exhibit.