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Address: 89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909, Israel
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+972 2-626-5922
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Since its original construction in 1700 by the followers of Rabbi Judah,...

Since its original construction in 1700 by the followers of Rabbi Judah, the Hurva has been been destroyed twice in order to weaken the presence of Jews in the Old City. The Hurva tells the story of the rebirth and renewal of the Jewish community in the Old City of Jerusalem. The site features a massive ark, and an amazing 360 degree view of the Old City from the observation deck.

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A beautiful and restored historical structure

That says it all. The inside is wonderful The outside is stunning too- lit up at night now. I can remember before it was renovated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That says it all. The inside is wonderful The outside is stunning too- lit up at night now. I can remember before it was renovated.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NIce tour, I recommend to use the headphone to hear the whole story. The outside walk is amazing it has anice view.

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Thank Jason C
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Although rebuilt fairly recently, the Hurva is an amazing piece of history. The architecture is a stunning blend of old and new. A must-see!

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A nice place to stop and see the old and new come together in once place. Stunning architecture along with sections that remain from the original synagogue.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you want to see a really good synagogue and you are in the Old City, this is the one. It's 20 shekels and you get a very good audio tour. The building stands 23 meters high and has a balcony around the top of it form which you get some great views of the city. This is very informative... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Our young guide, an American was very knowledgable and good guide. Helped explain the birthright program but her knowledge of the place was excellent.

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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We did not knew that we can visit inside the synagogue, but from outside is a remarkable building with a beautiful arhitecture. In front, is a nice square were you can drink your morning coffee.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

hopefully the elevator will be working - even though you have to take the last bit of steps up - if you are afraid of heights you will not be able to come down the stairs once you get up - but it is a special and gorgeous view and the restoration is fabulous.

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

One cannot and should not miss this great historic building of Hurva Synagogue. You should make it one of your stops on your walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. It is a stately building with many predecessors in the same location. See it at least from the outside. It presents well from the large square in front of it.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This synagogue has miraculously spanned generations. It is grand from the outside and the architecture and design of the inside is breathtaking. Prayer services are beautiful as well.

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