In the 16th century, Sephardic Jews arrived from the Iberian Peninsula and created the new structure by converting the second floor of two attached medieval houses. The current appearance of the interior was formed around 1728. The most sacred part of the place of worship, the Aron Hakodesh, facing Jerusalem […]
Go behind the doors of the Old Synagogue in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is the oldest Sefardic synagogue still in use today in the world and the second oldest synagogue in Europe.
It is said to have been established in 1352, but gained legal status in the city in 1408. Owned by the local Jewish community, the main floor still functions as a place of worship for High Holidays and special occasions, but is now mainly a city museum which hosts numerous […]