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  • Address: Intrarea Mămulari 3, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality 011347, Romania
  • Hours: Mon–Thur 9am–2pm; Fri & Sun 9am–1pm

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Jewish History Museum Tours

Bucharest’s Jewish History Museum was founded in 1978 by Moses Rosen, who was the city’s chief rabbi between 1964 and 1994; it is found in the ornate Holy Union Temple synagogue, which was built in 1836 by the wealthy Jewish Tailors Guild and is in Moorish style, with layers of brickwork alternating with white plaster fronted by an extravagant rose window. Among all the gold and silver religious ephemera inside, displays detail Jewish history in Romania and mark the community’s contribution to Bucharest society. The somber memorial room at the back of the synagogue is dedicated to victims of the Holocaust, when thousands of Romanian Jews lost their lives in Transnistria. However, star prize probably goes to the startlingly colorful interior of the three-tiered, galleried synagogue, which is liberally ornamented with Byzantine and Moorish tiling, marble floors and decorative walls and ceilings.

Practical Info

Intrarea Mămulari 3. Open Mon–Thur 9am–2pm; Fri & Sun 9am–1pm. Take the metro to Piata Unirii and carry photographic identification (passport or driving license).

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Bucharest Jewish Heritage Tour, Bucharest, null

Bucharest Jewish Heritage Tour

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Discover the interesting history and heritage of the Jewish Community of Bucharest. Visit some of the city’s most significant Jewish monuments and ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.31
Private Tour: Jewish Bucharest Walking Tour, Bucharest, Historical & Heritage Tours

Private Tour: Jewish Bucharest Walking Tour

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On this private walking tour, discover the fascinating history of the Jewish Community of Bucharest and the rich Jewish heritage of the city. Today, the ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.30

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