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This synagogue, one of the largest in Europe, was built between 1874 and 1882 in eclectic Moresque style by architects Marco Treves, Mariano Falcini,Vincenzo Micheli. The museo was set up on 1982 in the same building to display ritual objects...more
This Synagogue is very old and its very well kept. Inside there is a small exhibition of Jewish religious regalia from before.
The actual house of prayer is very beautiful and well kept.
There is a small charge to enter and you need to leave...More
The Grand Synagogue of Florence, rebuilt and reconstructed following the Holocaust, is a living reminder of the resiliency of Florentine Jews as well as being a living museum into a part of the the life of Florence for centuries. This beautiful classic European-styled Orthodox synagogue...More
Classic Byzantine architectural influence. Not as ornate as cathedrals or churches but for Jewish temples it is very attractive. Considering that many others were destroyed by the nazis it was good to see it in good shape. Also, nice to be able to show the...More
There aren't to many places in FLorence that have reminisce of Jewish history yet despite it the only place that somehow overshadow other religious monuments is the synagogue that with its immense structure and unique beauty harmonize with FLorence,beautify of architecture even if you don't...More
We planned on visiting this beautiful synagogue in a very untouristry part of Florence, and it did not disapoint. Beautifu outside and inside and very inspirational. Also went to the small upstairs museum, and was glad to see soldiers outside with very big guns. Untouristry...More
This synagogue is so beautiful and rich with history. We prayed here on Shabbat and really loved it. You can visit the museum area which is not great but is informative. They have a very nice museum shop. There are guards 24 hrs and very...More
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I would say that if you write to the director of the synagogue beforehand or head Rabbii, that would be a tremendous help. I am the producer of a youtube show and to get an interview and most importantly be able to bring my... More
I would say that if you write to the director of the synagogue beforehand or head Rabbii, that would be a tremendous help. I am the producer of a youtube show and to get an interview and most importantly be able to bring my camera into the place, I wrote ahead and gained special permission. That small gesture is very much appreciated by the people there. When I arrived, they were very, very accommodating.