The Old Synagogue

Opening hours: 

November – March:Monday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Friday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
April – OctoberMonday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm Tuesday - Sunday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Address: 

Cracow, 24 Szeroka Street

Bus and Tram Routes: 

bus: 669, tram: 3, 9, 19, 24, 50, 69

Nearest bus or tram: 

św. Wawrzyńca

Welcome to the oldest Jewish temple in Poland. The Old Synagogue has survived since the 15th century. Now functioning also as a museum, the attraction gathers several exhibitions. The main prayer hall hosts a collection dedicated to the synagogue and the most important holidays of the religious Jewish calendar, like Sabbath Day, Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles, Hanukkah, Purim and Passover.

The most significant cult object in Synagogue is a scroll with the text of the Torah. The old hall for women includes a display concerning the family and private life. Visitors can also find exhibits connected with obeying the traditional nutrition rules in a Jewish home, everyday prayers and a life cycle from birth to death. Each work is comprehensively described, helping to get a better understanding of Jewish traditions. 

Just around the corner from the Old Synagogue, there is the fascinating Museum of Jews in Krakow “Galicja” is definitely worth a visit.

You can also buy a single ticket for 3 attractions called “Memory trail”. It includes Schindlers Factory, Eagles Farmacy, Pomorska street ticeckets