During a walk around Kazimierz, the former Jewish district of Krakow, the Old Synagogue is definitely worth visiting. It is one of the oldest surviving synagogues in Poland and an important European monument of sacred architecture.
Built in the 15th century in the Gothic style, it was destroyed by fire in 1557 and then rebuilt in a Renaissance shape. Until 1939, it was the main religious, cultural, social and organisational centre of the Krakow Jewish community. It was destroyed by the Nazis during the Second World War. Repaired in the 1950s, it became the place of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, still there to visit. Its exhibits relate to the history and culture of Jews, especially those living in Krakow.
The Krakow’s Jewish district, with its monuments and unique atmosphere, strongly encourages to devote more time to it. So if one day is not enough, tourists are invited to stay in our comfortable apartments in Kazimierz. This stay will let you spend a few days with all the monuments, including the Old Synagogue, and the elegant Kazimierz premises at your fingertips.