Prešov Synagogue

Synagóga v Prešove
Contact: Prof Pavol Mešťan Director
Švermova 32, 080 01 Prešov, Slovakia
421 (0) 51 773 1638
11am-4pm Tue-Wed, 3pm-6pm Thu, 1pm-5pm Sun, closed Fri-Sat and Mon

Constructed in 1898 by the building firm Kollacsek and Wirth, Prešov Synagogue is a three-storey building without towers. The building is still in use today as a house of prayer. The relatively austere neo-Roman-Moorish façades cover a treasure of synagogue architecture. The richly-decorated interiors with their fully-preserved inventory are among the most attractive Jewish memorials in Slovakia. The women’s gallery houses the Barkány Collection of Judaica, an exhibition of the Museum of Jewish Culture SNM. The synagogue is a component of a valuable complex of Jewish communal institutions (a house of prayer, a Jewish school, a rabbinate, a ritual slaughter house) built outside the city walls since the 1880s by the Orthodox Jewish community.