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This is a very big and beautiful synagogue.. the third largest synagogue in Europe.
The synagogue is just a few steps from the Mariinsky.
Worth a visit to see architecture from inside and out.
We recently did a tour of Russia and the Baltic countries and were able to visit the Grand Choral Synagogue in Saint Petersburg. This was a moving and fascinating place to visit and the synagogue is beautiful and quite ornate which is unusual. There is...More
We attended morning services at the Choral Synagogue. It was inspiring to see that it had survived Communist opression intact and that a group of local Jews attended services. The building itself was quite well maintained and beautiful.A must-see for any Jewish visitor, and worthwhile...More
We visited St. Petersburg in August and went to the synagogue for a visit and had a lovely, kosher lunch there. You can arrange to have all your meals there, too. It is one of the largest in Europe. It is maintained beautifully. There is...More
A little out of the way to visit despite being in the city center - take an Uber - but definitely worth the time if you are Jewish or have any interest in the Jewish community in St. Petersburg. This is the third largest synagogue...More
This is a beautifully maintained building with a small gift shop and Kosher grocery and restaurant. The small grounds are a peaceful respite from the city. There were no tour groups there when I visited, but one arrived as I was leaving.
Given the large Jewish community in St Petersburg, it is not a surprise the city has a synagogue. The building is free to access and it is in top condition. Outside the synagogue you find a souvenir shop and small cafe with Kosher food.
We were fortunate to get a customized tour of St. Petersburg through Alla that included the synagogue. We were impressed by the facility. The guide could have been a little more knowledgeable about the synagogue and the Jewish community.
No, an appointment is not necessary. To my surprise other than a security check the synagogue is very open. We walked all around inside and then visited the kosher store/souvenir shop next door within the same... More
No, an appointment is not necessary. To my surprise other than a security check the synagogue is very open. We walked all around inside and then visited the kosher store/souvenir shop next door within the same gated area.
Maybe with an appointment you could arrange a tour??