Isaac Synagogue / Synagoga Izaaka

Krakow, Poland

 
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Isaac Synagogue / Synagoga Izaaka
Isaac Synagogue / Synagoga Izaaka
Isaac Synagogue / Synagoga Izaaka
Address
31-057 ul. Kupa 18
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Phone Number
+48 12 4302222
Opening hours
Sun -Thu: 8:30 - 18:00
Fri: 8:30 - 14:30
Sat: Closed
Recommended duration
2 hours

The Isaac Synagogue in Krakow, built in the early Judaic-Baroque style, was opened in 1644, and was a gift to the city from a wealthy Jew, Izaak Jakubowicz.

It is a large building that at the time of its construction caused great concern amongst the Christians in the Kazimierz district. During the Nazi occupation the synagogue was turned into workshops for the Słowacki theatre, called then the Staatstheater. Nowadays the synagogue is under the patronage of the programme "Synagoga Izaaka", which is collecting money to renovate the synagogue.

The design is decoratively endowed with arabesques and arches, yet retains a sober linearity, especially within. There is much to admire, not least the fragments of original wall scriptures.

A shop inside sells kosher food, sweets, Jewish calendars and other items, and around the back you'll find Szalom Falafel - Kraków's only kosher fast food restaurant. Klezmer concerts take place here Thu & Sun at 18:00 starting from March.

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The Izaak Synagogue or Isaac Synagogue, formally known as the Isaak Jakubowicz Synagogue, is a Prayerhouse built in 1644 in the historic Kazimierz District of Krakow, Poland. The synagogue is named for its donor, Izaak Jakubowicz (d. 1673), also called Isaac the Rich, a banker to King Wladyslaw IV. The synagogue was designed by Francesco Olivierri, an Italian working in Poland in that era. Jakubowicz is buried in the Remah Cemetery. Variants of the name include Ayzik, Izaak, and Isaac. Izaak is the standard Polish spelling, while Jakubowicz is Polish for a "Son of Jacob."

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Very beautiful, small and calm. The life Klezmer music was so beautiful and touching. The band was very good! Get your tickets and enjoy.

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This is a Jewish synagogue a place of warship to God .

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Built on the border of the Christian and Jewish parts of the city.

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Postavena na rozhraní křesťanské a židovské části města.
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Very beautiful synagogue in Krakow. Even for non religious people, I would highly recommend coming. The architecture and the art (remaining) is great. It brings me back to the 1600's

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Place now lost its importance when Kazimierz is considered imprezownie Krakow. Sam so once approached him, so I know here I think a lot of pubs. ) But when you want to know the history of this place - Isaac Synagogue is an absolute must see.

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Miejsce straciło teraz na znaczeniu, kiedy Kazimierz uważa się za imprezownię Krakowa. Sam tak kiedyś do niego podchodziłem, stąd znam tu chyba większość knajp. ) Ale kiedy chce się poznać historię tego miejsca - Synagoga Izaaka jest absolutnym must see.
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Very nice and the cemetery was beautifully set out culturally and physically

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8 pln to see what?

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