Bucharest Jewish Heritage Tour

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Duration
2.5 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Discover the interesting history and heritage of the Jewish Community of Bucharest
Overview
Discover the interesting history and heritage of the Jewish Community of Bucharest. Explore the former Jewish neighborhood, one of the most beautiful and charming areas of Bucharest.
What to Expect
During this tour you will discover the most important Jewish monuments that survived Ceausescu's demolitions and learn the history of Romanian Jews. 

Bucharest had one of the most prosperous Jewish Community, almost 11% of the Bucharest population were Jewish in the inter-war period. The events of the Second World War and the migration to Israel transformed the community starting from the 1950s. Today the community is pretty active and started to take care of the heritage that survived.

The tour will start in Unirea Square in front of Manuc Inn, the oldest inn in town.  From this point you will enter the small Jewish quarter. The first stop is the Holy Union Temple that hosts the History Museum of the Romanian Jews.   You will have the chance to see the  Great Polish Synagogue, one of the biggest synagogues in town. This was build in the second part of 19th century by the Polish- Jewish community and hosts the Holocaust Museum today.  Another stop will be  the Jewish State Theater, one of the first professional Jewish theaters in the world. You will also discover the freshly renovated Choral Temple, that had its public reopening just this year. 

For architecture lovers, there will be an exploration into Art Deco and Modernist and Bauhaus  buildings built between the wars by famous Romanian-Jewish architects such as Marcel Iancu or Jean Monda.

But perhaps the best part of this tour is the walk on the charming streets of the Jewish quarter. No other part of the city has the the nostalgic feel of this beautiful but often forgotten neighborhood.
What's Included
  • Admission ticket
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Meeting Point

Manuc Inn- Starbucks, Strada Franceză 62, București Take the Metro to Unirea Station. Exit in Unirea Square and look for the Starbucks in the north side of the park, in the same building as Manuc Inn, one of the most famous landmarks in Bucharest

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Dress code is smart casual.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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