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Great Synagogue, Plzen

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


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

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; Great Synagogue, Plzen; Synagoga; Velká
Country:Czech Republic
Styles:Moorish; Neo-Romanesque
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Plzen, Czech Republic
Coordinates:49.746710° N, 13.372711° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of the Great Synagogue

Below is a location map and aerial view of the Great Synagogue. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.


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Title:Great Synagogue, Plzen
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/25/2009
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