This, one of the oldest European synagogues still in its original use, was created in the 16th century in the one-time Jewish ghetto, by the conversion of 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 and made in the Classicist style of black and white marble, is built into the western wall of the Diocletian's Palace.

Synagogoue on the World Monuments Fund website.



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