Velká synagoga v Plzni

Velká synagoga v Plzni

Address Sady Pětatřicátníků 35/11, Plzeň
Website www.zoplzen.cz

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Venue description

United synagogue is located in the Centre of the city of Plzeň in the street of Pětatřicátníků. It is the largest Synagogue in the Czech Republic, which is also the second largest Synagogue in Europe and the third largest in the world. In 1992, has been declared a cultural monument of the Czech Republic.

United synagogue is built in novorománském style with Moorish elements according to the plans of the Viennese architect Max Fleischer, the processed Master Builder Emanuel Klotzem, Pilsner, and its construction took place in the years 1888 to 1892. According to the Memorial of the worksheet found in the jail of the North Tower, the construction costs soared to 141 092,06 gold. This is a monumental building with two 45metrovými towers and three-aisled layout. The Interior of the synagogue is decorated with plant motifs and decoration are also organ from 1890. In the courtyard of the synagogue is a two-story house, built in the rabbinical novorománském style.

During the second world war it was used as a synagogue storage room. After the war until 1973 was used again for religious purposes. By the end of the Communist regime then was abandoned and fell into disrepair. – Translated by Automatic service

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