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"the Jewish quarters with Synagogue" Top 5 Page for this destination Jewish Quarter - Jewish Tower - Zidovski Stolp Tip by picek

  sculptures on Zidovski trg in front of Synagogue
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  • sculptures on Zidovski trg in front of Synagogue - Maribor
      sculptures on Zidovski trg in front of Synagogue
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  • the Synagogue - Maribor
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  • doors - Maribor
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Few minutes walking from the Main square and near the Water tower - on the elevation upon Drava river you will find small Zidovski trg - or Jewish square with its Synagogue and Zidovski stolp - Jewish tower which used to be the part of old city walls. Since it is a bit off the main road it can be very quiet here and a few small exhibition rooms found a shelter there by the side, but it does feel like a pleasant urban place altogether, finely preserved and with some pleasant views towards Drava.

The Synagogue used to be centre of Jewish culture and religion in Maribor. It was first mentioned in 1429 and was placed probably upon the foundation of ancient mitreus or early Christian prayer room. It was then turned into All Saints church and reconstructed later, after 1785 when it was being used as the warehouse. Finally it has been renovated again and it is now used for cultural events in Maribor and exhibitions. From the outside it's worth to note some of the architectural details on both main and side facade with finely preserved windows and portal over the doors. Several other objects used to stand in that place before (related to Jewish), but were gone in later times. Anyways, the Synagogue is significant for Maribor culture and history, it is worth to visit.

One can visit the Synagogue between 8 am - 4 pm from Monday - Friday and 9 am - 2 pm on Sunday, Saturdays and holidays are closed. Entry fee is 1 Euro for adult; retired, students and children get discount. Ring a bell, because the doors are shut.

During Lent festival or another cultural event the terrace of the square become lively, and if you come here in the evening for Lent festival you can see very good on the streams of people walking by the river, or even have the best place to view fireworks.

Address: Zidovska 4
Directions: in the old rampart

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