Great Synagogue, Plzeň

The Great Synagogue (Velká Synagoga) of Plzen (Pilsen) is one of the largest synagogues in the world.


History of the Great Synagogue

Plzen's Great Synagogue was built in 1892 when the Jewish community in the city numbered as many as 2,000. It now numbers only in the hundreds.

What to See at the Great Synagogue

A painstaking restoration project has brought back the pink-hued, Moorish-style synagogue's beauty and is well worth visiting.

Quick Facts on the Great Synagogue

Site Information
Names:Great Synagogue · Synagoga · Velká
Country:Czech Republic
Styles:Romanesque Revival; Moorish
Status: active
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:49.746710° N, 13.372711° E
Address:Sady petatricátníku
Plzeň, Czech Republic
Lodging:View hotels near the Great Synagogue
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours and prices can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.


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Map of the Great Synagogue, Plzeň

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