We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 110 Allenby Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone Number: +972 3-560-4905

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 30 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Large and empty

You cannot miss it on Allenby, being a former white, now quite dirty walled block. As a key religious monument, I find it interesting, but not from a sightseeing perspective. It... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
Matyas L
,
Europe
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 12: English reviews
Europe
Level Contributor
496 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

You cannot miss it on Allenby, being a former white, now quite dirty walled block. As a key religious monument, I find it interesting, but not from a sightseeing perspective. It is empty, as synagogues are and needs cleaning on the outside. Good place to get in touch with the local culture and religion though.

Helpful?
Thank Matyas L
Paris, France
Level Contributor
42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv is immense. Perhaps one of the greatest of Israel. The architecture is a mix of modern, Bauhaus and Art Deco. Exterior view, it seems simple and austere, once inside you will have a feeling appeasement. I suggest you come on Friday evening and Saturday morning for a superb time of spirituality and social life... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ontheroadwithlara
toronto
Level Contributor
73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place in downtown tel aviv one evening and went in for a quick visit. It's just a regular mosque so I wouldn't go way out of my way to visit. But if you are in the area why not drop by? Kippots and shoulder covering available at the entrance.

Helpful?
1 Thank chengbo
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Mazel tov you're in holy land! Your welcome to stop by and even join a prayer inside this magical place, a large grey building on Har sinai st. (by Allenby st.) and has a pretty cool interior design. Jewish people come to synagogue at friday evenings and on saturday mornings (weekend days in israel) for prayers. feel free to join... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ella C
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
277 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Perhaps my expectations were were low after reading the old reviews but I wanted to visit a synagogue and this was in the vicinity. It was eerie empty but really big. So you can spend some quiet moments if that is what you look for.

Helpful?
Thank 1place1dream
Middleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

It is Worth the ten minute visit but you won't need long. Neglected building but part of a very important history in Tel Aviv. It is very near independence hall do perfect to do while waiting for the tour to begin. You must wear head covering and no photography in building. Kippot are available at the entrance.

Helpful?
Thank Jeff L
London
Level Contributor
117 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

This is very grey and neglected looking synagogue on one of the busiest streets in Tel Aviv. As we were staying nearby and it was Shabat, we went inside for a short prayer and a nose about. We were welcomed and showed around. The inside is soulful, clean, peaceful but not spectacular in terms of beauty or history. It's a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CamilleWW
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

So sad that many do not see the hidden beauty of this historical site. The entrance to the synagogue displays artwork by Shraga Weil...warm and welcoming. The grand building stands proudly in an area of Tel Aviv which is being regenerated and where there is much activity. The windows tell a story as do the beautiful wooden carvings surrounding the... More 

Helpful?
Thank lightman0829
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

There is no lack of beautiful and interesting synagogues of all denominations of Judaism in Tel Aviv. There is even a site for them on Facebook. Try the old dockwallopers and teamsters synagogue at the old port. Or the synagogue at Tel Aviv University. Or the one near Habima on Marmorek Street. Or the one on Ben-Shaprut street behind Arlozorov.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank marianparoo
Level Contributor
168 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

well, you like a bit of history, you may like it. interesting place in tel aviv. it was not too much impressed for me though.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sombatbkk

Travellers who viewed The Great Synagogue also viewed

 
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District
 

Been to The Great Synagogue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Great Synagogue and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Great Synagogue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?