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Reviewed 28 August 2018

much more a empty social forced community event and "show off" gathering than a true spiritual connection to Israel and true Judaism in spirit

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MauricioBromfman
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a Jewish Temple, so if you like Jewish Temples you may wish to go back in time and admire this marterpiece mirrored after the Great Synagogue of Trieste, Italy. This beautiful synagogue was built in an area close to where the Rio de...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jonas r
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The most beautiful temple in Rio, very old but still very moving and monumental . It is a national patrimony now but still a few services happen there. Worth the visit

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rosangela F
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Jewish people will appreciate this unique location to celebrate their religion. Good for tourist and every day visit

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank joho33
Reviewed 3 October 2017

An event intended for Jewish people, or who believes in the doctrines of this religion. But it can be fun if you appreciate Israeli culture like music and food.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Mars-yo_08-12
Reviewed 8 September 2017

An old an traditional synagoge located close to the Downtown area, where 60/70 years ago most jewish community use to stay in Rio.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank viajante60
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It's a beaultiful synagogue with wonrderful mosaics behind the altar. For me, the most beautiful temple in Rio!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Paty_in_Rio
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A magnificent temple full of historic meanings for the jewish community. Beautiful mosaic panels and dome

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Rosangela F
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The oldest Jewish Synagogue in Rio is in the downtown area. It used to look somber and dark but was refurbished recently. It has also become the stage for musical performances and has hosted the International Harp Festival for a few years.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Leona F
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Grande Templo Israelita Synagogue was one of the first synagogues in Rio. Completed in 1935 and renovated in 1985, the Grande Templo Israelita Synagogue boasts a grand archway topped by five smaller arches with beautiful mosaics that depict Jewish life. We went on a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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