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Grand Choral Synagogue

Lermonovskiy Prospekt 2, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
+7 812 713-81-86
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Lermonovskiy Prospekt 2, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Is quite close to the Marinsky theatre. there is no fee to get in and was lovely to see how the building has been so beautifully restored and is the center of a thriving jewish community in St. P. had a quick bite in the...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Beautiful synagogue made tears come to my eyes thinking of the Jewish experience in Russia over the last century!

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I walked past here whilst visiting St Petersburg and exploring the city. Unfortunately it was a Saturday and so the synagogue wasn't open for visitors. The outside looks nice enough but for sure isn't worth going out of your way to see. Can't comment about...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The synagogue is definitely worth the visit. After viewing so many churches and places of worship of others in the city center it was wonderful to have the opportunity (without a fee!) to enter such a beautiful building. There is a security check to enter,...More

Thank Dale B
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We took a few minutes out of our schedule to pay a visit to the Grand Synagogue and we are very glad we did. First the building is really beautiful, old Moorish type design, and used everyday. A special thank you to Mr. Edmond Safra...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

We surveyed the impressive interior and were then treated to an excellent historical brief by the Synagogue Rabbi. To top our visit off the Rabbi sang a peaceful prayer. His singing voice was beautiful and calming.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Our visit to the Choral Synagogue was actually in September 2015 on the eve of Rosh Hashana (early in the day). In addition to hearing from the Rabbi about the history of the Shul, we were treated to a wonderful (albeit short) cantorial concert -...More

1  Thank sandnsun61
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Not very centrally located but quite in city center. It is built in Moorish style bricks externally. When visiting the main hall it is suggested to climb by speps to the upper level at weman's sitting in order to get a better view of the...More

2  Thank mendi62
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were surprised to see such a big synagogue in St Petersburg, taking into account the size of the local jewish community. It is a typical sephardic temple, not especially beautiful. Funny arrangement of the seats, not surrounding the central altar, but looking straigh to...More

Thank acukiert
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Sometimes called St Petersburg Synagogue (perhaps because it’s the only one remaining), Grand Choral Synagogue is the second largest is Europe, following Dohány Synagogue (Great Synagogue) in Budapest—though several sites indicate larger synagogues exist in Turkey and Ukraine. Built over eight years beginning in 1880...More

2  Thank DeanMurphy2020
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Jordan F
20 March 2018|
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Response from Dale B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jordan, 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
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