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If you are a religious person, visiting places of worship while travelling is often important... whether to partake in a service, enjoy the beautiful architecture or just soak up the history of your religion. And even if you aren't religious, these sites are often an interesting part of the city's history. While Sweden is mainly a Protestant Christian country, we do also have Muslim mosques, Jewish synagogues and Catholic churches in the city. I often get asked by hotel guests about these, especially during the summer months. While I have already written about the main Catholic church in Stockholm, I thought that it was about time I write about the Great Synagogue as well.
In comparison to countries in many other parts of Europe, Sweden's Jewish history is relatively short, only reaching back as far as the 1600's. However, it is a rich and interesting history! There are several points of interest around Stockholm relating to Swedish Jewish culture and history. But the main site is The Great Synagogue (Stora synagogen), which is located on a side street in downtown Stockholm. The building was completed in 1870 and is the largest of three synagogues found in Stockholm today. You are welcome to visit the Great Synagogue for services but, due to security issues, you have to register in advance before visiting. You can do this by clicking here. In other words, some pre-planning is required! During the summer months, you also have the option of joining a guided tour of the synago...
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News source: The Stockholm Tourist
Publication date: 31-10-2019 16:06
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