LICENSED KRAKOW CITY GUIDES
os. Ogrodowe 18/23, 31-916 Kraków
tel. +48 885 616 358
ABOUT US
SIGHTS
PRICES
CONTACT
MAIN PAGE
MUSEUMS OF KRAKOW
EVENTS
KRAKOW SURROUNDINGS
TOUR TO POLAND
HOTELS IN KRAKOW
HISTORY OF KRAKOW
TOURIST DISTRICTS
OF KRAKOW
MONUMENTS
OF KRAKOW
LEGENDS
OF KRAKOW
PEOPLE
You are here: Main page>Monuments of Krakow>Jewish Kazimierz> Tempel Synagogue
  TEMPEL SYNAGOGUE



  This is the only in Krakow synagogue belonging to progressive 'maskili' Jews. The synagogue was erected in 1860, already after the community could settle out of the Jewish part (Oppidum Judeorum).
  The synagogue has many features different than orthodox one. First, the name - Tempel informs about progressive branch. According to orthodox Jews, the only Temple in the world is the one demolished by Romes in 70 A.D. and today only the Wailing Wall exists. Second, aaron ha-kodesh looks like altar, with several stairs and ambulatory. Third, there is main nave and two aisles. In the aisles, next to the balcony, women can pray.