Bucharest City Tour | Jewish Roots

TOUR DETAILS:

Duration: 5 hours (Approx.)

Hotel pickup offered: yes

ITINERARY:

The Great Synagogue & Holocaust Museum – Bucharest’s Great Synagogue, often called the Great Polish Synagogue, was built from 1845 -1846 by the Ashkenazi Polish-Jewish community. Rather plain on the outside the interior is an impressive. colourful mixture of baroque and rococo styles, and the Great Synagogue is perhaps today the most important Jewish building in the country. The synagogue hosts an excellent exhibition dedicated to Jewish martyrs, and to Moses Rosen, who served as Romania’s Chief Rabbi for 30 years until his death in 1994.


The Coral Jewish Temple
– is a synagogue located in Bucharest, Romania. It is a copy of Vienna’s Leopoldstadt-Tempelgasse Great Synagogue, which was raised in 1855-1858. It was designed by Enderle and Freiwald and built between 1857 – 1867. The synagogue was devastated by the far-right Legionaries, but was then restored after World War II, in 1945.

It still hosts daily religious services in the small hall, being one of the few active synagogues in the city and in Romania

The Village Museum – Founded by royal decree in 1936, this fascinating outdoor museum, the largest in Europe, covers some 30 acres on the shores of Lake Herastrau in Herastrau Park. It features a collection of 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania’s rural architecture.

The Herastrau Park – Quite simply, this glorious park, spread over 187 hectares around Herastrau lake is one of the jewels in Bucharest’s crown, which might explain why half of the city chooses to spend its summer Sunday afternoons here.Herastrau was laid out from 1930-36 on what had until then been mainly marshland around the (natural) lake.

Revolution Square – The square gained worldwide notoriety when TV stations around the globe broadcasted Nicolae Ceausescu’s final moments in power on December 21, 1989. It was here, at the balcony of the former Communist Party Headquarters, that Ceausescu stared in disbelief as the people gathered in the square below turned on him. He fled the angry crowd in his white helicopter, only to be captured outside of the city a few hours later.

Parliament Palace – Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Parliament Palace is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. The interior is a luxurious display of crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak paneling, marble, gold leaf, stained-glass windows and floors covered in rich carpets.


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

 Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Transportation by air-conditioned car/van

English-speaking driver/guide

Assistance during the entire tour in English

 WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

Entrance fees and photo / video fees (approx. EUR 15/person)

Lunch

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