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18 minutes of living history

Time well spent. Definitely recommend. Very interesting story to listen with the audio giide. After... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
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Still under renovation/construction but worth a visit...

This town has had brutal history which had 2000 of its Jewish inhabitants annihilated by the Nazis... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
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ul. Kozia 2, Tykocin 16-080, Poland
+48 85 718 16 13
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

"The Great Synagogue" is the second biggest synagogue in Poland (after Krakow), established in 1642. One of the oldest in Poland. The main attraction of Tykocin, alongside the castle. Inside we can see the bimah, located in the centre, the old torahs and other Judaic...More

5  Thank Lech S
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Synagoge in Tykocin together with the museum. It was quite impressive, to see such an old building in a very good shape. Together with entry fee, you got an audio guide (in english or polish) which told you about the history of...More

2  Thank smintario
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Time well spent. Definitely recommend. Very interesting story to listen with the audio giide. After listening to the story we went to the House of Prayer, just next to the synagogue. Interesting to see how local Jews lived. Also, please look at the cobble stone...More

1  Thank Travel700091
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This town has had brutal history which had 2000 of its Jewish inhabitants annihilated by the Nazis. Considering that only 2000 live there now, the sense of loss is immense. The Baroque Tykocin Synagogue was built in 1642 and is considered one of the best...More

Thank Elkabelka
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We visited at the end of November and found it closed and under construction. There are a few photos at the hotel/restaurant next door. Beautiful outside. If you don't speak polish, use the Google translate app for signs. It is marginally effective. Little grocery store...More

Thank Kaarin
Reviewed 29 October 2017

By any means it is most important place in Tykocin. This Synagogue from XVI century is still under reconstruction. When we have visited this place jobs in exterior of the building were going on. It makes this building quite unattractive at first look. Interior is...More

Thank gregskim2016
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The 400-year-old synagogue in the small town of Tykocin is one of the few Jewish houses of prayer that has managed to stay standing in Poland, despite the depredations of time, pogroms, Nazis, and post-war Communists. Partially restored in the 1970s and turned into a...More

2  Thank Travelingwisely
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very important object for tourists. It is a beautiful synagogue in provincial town of Tykocin , which was not disturbed during WWII. One of the musts in Podlasje Region.

Thank Zeev T
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very friendly personal giving explanation and a very well done audioguide. A must to do for people with interest in Jewish history.

2  Thank Olaf K
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A great time spent at the Synagogue, fantastic audio guide made the visit interesting even to the kids (age 6-9).

Thank Paulina P
Reviewed 7 August 2016

In less then 30 minutes you can get know not only history of Tykocin but also local jewish society and the beautiful almost 500 years synagoga.

Thank GolMarcin
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited on our teacher training educational and this was a beautiful building, standing strong as a reminder of a beautiful community lost. The building is lovely and the walls of the synagogue are lovely to see.

Thank Student1994
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