Synagogue, Dubrovnik

#13 of 37 in Historic Sites in Dubrovnik
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Synagogue serves as the oldest Sephardic rite synagogue in the world and the second-oldest Jewish synagogue in Europe. Established in 1352, this ghetto synagogue is still operational and hosts a museum of Iberian Jewish items and artifacts. Visit the site, hidden in a small narrow street, for the chance to see ceremonial horns, prayer books, and Torah pointers. Observe the old, heavy wooden elements, which embue the place with an old-world feel. The site also holds numerous documents and manuscripts about the Jewish history in Croatia, from the people's arrival in 1421 through expulsion in World War II. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dubrovnik using our trip planner.
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  • The lady at the store downstairs told us it was the second oldest synagogue in the world, thanks to google we discovered a plethora of information on ancient synagogues. I enjoyed the visit and loved....  more »
  • The Dubrovnik Synagogue is definitely worth a visit. It was very moving to spend time in that sacred space and think about the community that created it. The museum is lovely and has some interesting....  more »
  • Thank you for maintaining an important part of Jewish heritage. This synagogue is very quaint, the staff are friendly, and the synagogue itself is very neat. The entrance price is a bit steep, but at least it goes towards a good cause.
  • It was a lovely little synagogue, but the claim that it is still “active” was a little disingenuous as they rarely have services. Definitely worth a visit! The entrance fee is a bit pricey, but at least it goes to supporting an important historical Jewish institution.

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