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Lermonovskiy Prospekt 2, St. Petersburg 190121, Russia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Free entry.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is the second largest Synagogue in Europe and very beautiful inside. It doesn't take long to visit but well worth the stop, particularly if you are interested in Jewish sights.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kyliec762
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Darylbrian
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NahumS
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zach84Jake62
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ggold113
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

At least there was only few tourists The ambiance is genuine , there is a good restaurant inside the courtyard, a food shop with kasher good pastries, inside it s simple but well maintained

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ksarman
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert-Jan1972
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 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