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Chaar Hachamaim Synagogue, Cairo

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The Chaar-Hachamaim Synagogue in Cairo is an unusual concrete block with a subtle Art Nouveau floral motif, easily overlooked from the outside.

Arrive early, passport in hand, act unthreatening (the security guards are touchy about letting people in) and enjoy one of Cairo's great hidden treasures.

The synagogue has an interior of exquisite stained-glass windows and light fixtures rumored to be from Tiffany's.

Erected in 1905 by the Mosseri family, the synagogue is seldom used because there are too few remaining Jewish men to hold a service (10 is the minimum).

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Names:Chaar Hachamaim Synagogue; Chaar Hachamaim Synagogue, Cairo
City:Cairo
Country:Egypt
Categories:Synagogues
Faiths:Judaism
Styles:Art Deco
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Cairo, Egypt
Coordinates:0.000000° S, 0.000000° W  (view on Google Maps)
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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.

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Title:Chaar Hachamaim Synagogue, Cairo
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:07/06/2009
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