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The Lancut Synagogue

Jan III Sobieski Square 16, Lancut 37-100, Poland
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Sad on the outside , Great on the inside

Very interesting , well restored , I was allowed to take photo's . The caretaker was very very... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Yuhudie
,
London, United Kingdom
a gem

The exterior, with its peeling paint, gives no hint to the beauty of the interior of the... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
eingedi
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jan III Sobieski Square 16, Lancut 37-100, Poland
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very interesting , well restored , I was allowed to take photo's . The caretaker was very very helpful , full of knowledge , he speaks Hebrew , English and Polish , We had a conversation in 3 languages . We spent an hour walking...More

Thank Yuhudie
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The exterior, with its peeling paint, gives no hint to the beauty of the interior of the beautifully restored synogogue. Built in 1761, the pillar capitals, ceiling and walls are of painted plasterwork.. The walls are decorated with traditional Jewish subjects, such as Noah and...More

Thank eingedi
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This beautifully preserved synagogue makes for an excellent connection to the extensive past Jewish history of Poland. The writings and wall paintings are magnificent, a reminder of the thriving community that lived here for almost 500 years.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We actually did nor visit indoors as the opening hours did not suit our travel plan. Recommended to visit as Poland at its best was multicultural and heterogenous in the past.It is a good symbol of a respect for the past and diversity as well...More

Thank Dorothy1402
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The synagogue in Lancut is nice but it is close to the public most of the times. It is located right next to the castle.

Thank Karolina P
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Before WW2, Rzeszow was a very serious huge Jewish Center. The Synagogue of Lancut served the Jewish population from all around and was a big and beautiful symbol of the flourishing Jewish community there. During the war the building was partially destroyed and later turned...More

Thank UAvron
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Our tour guide arranged for us to visit this magnificently restored synagogue. The little prayer room was beautiful, but then the caretaker opened the doors to the main sanctuary and WOW!

Thank Janet I
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The- the title says it all. The place is small but beuatiful and wonderfully restored. There is a central raised Torah stand- six to eight steps to ascend to the platform, and the seating was all around it. Beuatiful colorful paintings and murals adorn the...More

Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Unequal - meaning that the same preservation society that owns the castle also owns the Synagogue. While the castle and the surrounding buildings in the area are beautifully restored - the last remnants of the Jewish culture is left to the elements. However, the inside...More

Thank Squidsoup
Reviewed 13 August 2015

really nice synagogue, unfortunately often closed. When I was there in October 2014 it was under reconstruction. However even in this time it looked very nice. There are still some artefacts from the old time, bima and paintings. Fee is symbolic - less than 1...More

1  Thank Papudrakus
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rjungreis
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Response from UAvron | Reviewed this property |
The Synagogue is not operational. There is no Torah Scroll, no seats and no "Minyan". So I believe that this is not the place you would like to go to pray. It is a historical site though, so it is worth seeing
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