The Synagogue – a delicate yet fascinating landmark

The majestic synagogue in the Moorish-Byzantine style impresses both inside and out.

The local synagogue is one of the most valued 19th-century buildings in Hranice. It is included in the list of immovable heritage sites of the Czech Republic. Today, exhibitions of modern artworks by renowned artists are held in its rooms.

It was built in 1863 according to a design by Viennese architect Franz Macher in the Moorish-Byzantine style in place of an earlier original synagogue which no could no longer hold the capacity of worshippers. Services…

The majestic synagogue in the Moorish-Byzantine style impresses both inside and out.

The local synagogue is one of the most valued 19th-century buildings in Hranice. It is included in the list of immovable heritage sites of the Czech Republic. Today, exhibitions of modern artworks by renowned artists are held in its rooms.

It was built in 1863 according to a design by Viennese architect Franz Macher in the Moorish-Byzantine style in place of an earlier original synagogue which no could no longer hold the capacity of worshippers. Services were held until 1940. The extraordinary building was saved from demolition during the Nazi occupation thanks to becoming an exhibition space for museum displays.

The synagogue commemorates a Jewish community which arrived in Hranice in the early 17th century and had a relatively strong influence in the town in the 19th century, especially in the development of industry.

The building is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday.


The Synagogue – a delicate yet fascinating landmark

The Synagogue – a delicate yet fascinating landmark

Janáčkova 728
Hranice 753 01

+420 778 777 893
synagoga@muzeum-hranice.cz

address: Janáčkova 728
Hranice 753 01

phone: +420 778 777 893

e-mail: synagoga@muzeum-hranice.cz

web: muzeum-hranice.cz/budovy/synagoga

entrance fee: free of charge

open:
Mon close
Tue-Sat close
Sun close

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