The Great Synagogue

  Plzeň, sady pětatřicátníků 11      (+420) 378 035 330     more than a year ago
The Great Synagogue, built in Moorish-Romanesque style in 1892, is the largest synagogue in the Czech Republic and the second largest in Europe after the Dohany Synagogue in Budapest. There have been several periods of Jewish settlement in Pilsen; in 1938 the city’s Jewish community was composed of 3,200 members.

The Great Synagogue recalls this era – and the subsequent period of Nazi occupation that almost completely decimated the local Jewish community. The synagogue survived the war solely because the Germans used it to store military material. The unique building’s superb acoustics help make the concerts often held here absolutely unforgettable.




Open 10:00-18:00. Closed Sat.
November-March open only by prior arrangement.


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