Discover the forgotten Jewish neighborhood of Bucharest, and its stories of sorrow and joy
- 25 euros€25
- Piata Timpului, near Cocor Shopping Center
In this 3-hour walking tour, you will learn about the Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish communities in Bucharest, spectacular abandoned and restored synagogues, persecutions of Jews during the Holocaust and Communism, prominent Jewish architects, artists and doctors, and their tremendous contributions to Bucharest's culture and economy. This tour is relevant for non-Jewish travelers, as well, as it goes off-the-beaten-path to explore Romania's recent history and how its citizens come to terms with it. In this walking tour, you will visit: > The former Jewish neighborhood of Bucharest > Neoclassical buildings designed by Jewish architect Leonida Negrescu > Bauhaus & Art-Deco buildings designed by Jewish architects Jean Monda and Marcel Iancu > The abandoned Beth Hamidrash synagogue > The astonishing, recently restored Choral Temple > The recently restored Holy Union Synagogue, nowadays a Museum of Jewish Life. > The Jewish State Theater > The Jewish School > Holocaust memorials > The Great Synagogue, now a Museum of the Holocaust. > Communist neighborhood Unirii that replaced the historic Jewish quarter The tour can be tailored to your particular interests.