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Bucharest Jewish History Museum Tours

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Bucharest Jewish History Museum
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.

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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).
Address: Intrarea Mămulari 3, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality 011347, Romania
Hours: Mon–Thur 9am–2pm; Fri & Sun 9am–1pm
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Private Tour of Jewish BucharestHalf-day Tours

Private Tour of Jewish Bucharest

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On this half-day private tour, you’ll learn about Bucharest’s rich Jewish history. Learn about the city’s flourishing Jewish community prior to World War II, and see where its first members settled in the 16th century. Tours include stops at the oldest Jewish cemetery in Bucharest and a stroll past off-the-beaten-track architectural landmarks in the Jewish quarter.
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Discover the forgotten Jewish neighborhoodHalf-day Tours

Discover the forgotten Jewish neighborhood

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Follow the legacy of Jewish life in Bucharest on this insightful walking heritage tour. See the city’s former Jewish neighborhoods and most important spiritual landmarks while learning about the history of Romanian Jews, from medieval times through World War II and the Communist era. See synagogues both forgotten and restored to splendor, including the beautiful Choral Temple.
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Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs TourBus Tours

Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs Tour

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An emotional journey revealing the centuries old history of the Jewish community, the stories behind each visited place that nowadays very few know and the cruel, unhuman Pogrom and killings of Jewish people of 1941, events that we must never forget. Some of the sites and true facts based on photo and written testimonies you will discover during our tour are: - The Jewish Quarter and Old Neighborhoods of the Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish. - The life of the earlier Jewish settlers in Bucharest and how their activities influenced Bucharest - The conflict surrounding the Choral Temple - The Holocaust Memorial and the Holocaust History Museum - The story of the oldest Jewish Cemetery - Important Jewish figures of Bucharest and their legacy - The miraculous and true story of Rabbi Guttman during the Pogrom SafeTours: We have implemented the recommended measures for prevention and disinfection against the coronavirus to ensure the safety of travelers and guides/drivers.
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Private Tour: Jewish Bucharest Walking Tour with Holocaust MemorialPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Jewish Bucharest Walking Tour with Holocaust Memorial

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Discover a fascinating side of Romania’s history on this 3-hour private walking tour of Bucharest’s Jewish community. Explore the long history of Jewish people and culture in Easter Europe, and Bucharest in particular, with the help of an informative guide. See the Jewish Museum, State Jewish Theatre, the Jewish Community Center, the Great Synagogue and more.
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Churches & temples of Bucharest (walking tour)Half-day Tours

Churches & temples of Bucharest (walking tour)

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Bucharest is well known for its religious history, but few know the extent of the city’s diversity. Uncover Romania’s religious history from the Ottoman Empire to the modern day on this afternoon tour of the capital’s churches and temples. Enjoy an intimate glimpse of must-see sights including the Patriarchal Cathedral and Biserica Bucur and benefit from your guide’s unbiased insights to learn more about the country’s rich cultural heritage.
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Bucharest Jewish tourHalf-day Tours

Bucharest Jewish tour

The story of the Jews in Romania is not a happy one. Relatively small until the mid-19th century, the size of the Romanian Jewish community - predominantly urban - grew from the 1840s onwards as large numbers of Jews sought refuge in Moldavia and Wallachia from persecution in Tsarist Russia, and by the mid-1860s there were more than 150,000 Jews nationwide. Alas the Jews fared little better - initially - in Romanian lands than they had in Russia, with strict laws enacted preventing them from wearing traditional dress, sending their children to school and even becoming Romanian citizens. There were frequent attacks on Jews and their property (particularly in Iasi) while there was a major anti-Jewish riot in Bucharest in 1866, when large numbers of Jews were beaten and the Choral Temple (rebuilt soon afterwards) desecrated and destroyed.
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Jewish Bucharest Tour (4 hrs)Half-day Tours

Jewish Bucharest Tour (4 hrs)

Discover stunning synagogues and learn about the fascinating Jewish History in Romania on a private tour -just for you and your party. I will provide plenty of insights regarding local Jewish history, the Holocaust in Romania and Jewish life during communism. At the end of the tour, we will have a sightseeing by car around the streets of what used to be the former Jewish area in Bucharest. I will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off back at the end of the tour.
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Bucharest Jewish History Museum hours of operation: Mon–Thur 9am–2pm; Fri & Sun 9am–1pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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