Kraków Sightseeing

Isaac Synagogue (Synagoga Izaaka)

The Isaac Synagogue, built in the early Judaic-Baroque style, was opened in 1644, and was a gift to the city from a wealthy Jew, Izaak Jakubowicz. 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. Rabbi Eliezer Gurary runs the place with a smile and is usually on hand to provide information to all comers. 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 (ul. Jakuba 21 - open 10:00 - 21:30 Sun-Thu, 10:00 - 17:00 Fri, closed Sat). Klezmer concerts take place here every Thu & Sun from 15th of March; tickets 60/40zł.

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Open 08:30 - 20:00, Fri 08:30 - 14:00, Closed Sat.

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Admission 10/5zł.


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Kerstin Edgerton

We will be visiting Isaak Synagouge during Yum Kippur. As a woman, do I need to wear a dress and a hat, or will pants and a head shawl work? Many thanks, Kerstin
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