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Choral Temple (Templul Coral) Tours and Activities

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One of the first synagogues in Bucharest was the Choral Temple, which was completed in 1857 by architects Enderle and Freiwald; it is a copy of the Leopoldstadt-Tempelgasse Great Synagogue in Vienna and has a façade decorated in Moorish style with yellow-and-red patterned brickwork. A wealthy Jewish community was established in the city by the mid-16th century but never lived in complete harmony with its Romanian neighbors. In 1593, many were killed during a rebellion against the city’s Ottoman overlords and unrest continued to rumble for several centuries.

Several years after the Choral Temple was built, it was destroyed in a pogrom and rebuilt in 1866. Even with the destruction, the city’s Jewish population continued to grow. By 1930, it numbered 74,480 while the pogroms and indiscriminate killings continued. During World War II, all Bucharest’s synagogues were closed down and many thousands of Romanian Jews were sent to their deaths in Transnistria and Bessarabia. Following the war, Jewish numbers in the city swelled with refugees from other eastern European countries but uncertainty under the autocratic rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu led to mass immigration to Israel.

With the collapse of Communism, a memorial was erected outside the synagogue in 1991 to commemorate the thousands of Romanian Jews who died in the Holocaust, and in 2006, a painstaking restoration of its interior was undertaken; the synagogue finally reopened in December 2014 with its Moorish tiles, carved wooden balconies and heavy chandeliers gleaming once more.

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Daily 7am–8pm
Strada Sfânta Vineri 9, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality, 30202
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Bucharest Half a Day Bike Tour

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Experience both the highlights and best kept secrets of Bucharest on a four-hour bike tour. A bike and helmet are conveniently included, as is a your guide.  Explore the city by bike and expand your discovery radius without getting worn out or feeling rushed. See the city’s top attractions, including the Parliament Palace, and lesser known points of interest, such as the Gypsy neighborhood.
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  • 4 hours
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Bucharest Jewish tour

Bucharest Jewish tour

On this tour we will present the most significant places in Bucharest that have had to do with the life of the Jews in Romania. In the 19th century about 10% of Romania's pollution was Jewish. Most Jews lived in big cities like Bucharest. They positively influenced the life of the community and left behind monuments of inestimable value such as temples. Unfortunately, 20th-century politics caused the Jewish community to leave Romania with or without their will.
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  • 4 hours
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Discover the forgotten Jewish neighborhood

Discover the forgotten Jewish neighborhood

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Follow the legacy of Jewish life in Bucharest on this insightful walking heritage tour. See the city’s former Jewish neighborhoods and most important spiritual landmarks while learning about the history of Romanian Jews, from medieval times through World War II and the Communist era. See synagogues both forgotten and restored to splendor, including the beautiful Choral Temple.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour of Jewish Bucharest

Private Tour of Jewish Bucharest

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On this half-day private tour, you’ll learn about Bucharest’s rich Jewish history. Learn about the city’s flourishing Jewish community prior to World War II, and see where its first members settled in the 16th century. Tours include stops at the oldest Jewish cemetery in Bucharest and a stroll past off-the-beaten-track architectural landmarks in the Jewish quarter.
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  • 4 hours
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Bucharest 4 Hours Private Tour

Bucharest 4 Hours Private Tour

Experience the top attractions of Bucharest on a private 4-hour walking tour. Follow your guide to discover Victoriei Avenue, Old Town, and important squares throughout the city.  Unlike large group tours, you set the pace and can ask questions at any time. You also get a closer look at the Communist era in Romania. The comprehensive route is a great opportunity to get to know the city’s layout for your future exploring.
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Alternative Bucharest - Street Art Tour, small group

Alternative Bucharest - Street Art Tour, small group

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Street art is difficult to find in Bucharest withouth the experience of our local guides. Explore secret places, find out the difference vetween graffiti and murals, discover other types of street art than the common ones. The tour includes impressive murals painted by Romanian or foreign artists and a nice walk through parts of old neighbourhoods.
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  • 3 hours
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What are Choral Temple (Templul Coral) hours of operation?
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Choral Temple (Templul Coral) hours of operation: Daily 7am–8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Choral Temple (Templul Coral) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Choral Temple (Templul Coral) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Choral Temple (Templul Coral) costs USD 23.08. Guided Choral Temple (Templul Coral) tours start around USD 23.08 per person.
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