The oldest place of worship in the city, Synagogue of Asmara remains as a testament to the once-rich Jewish community. The 1905 synagogue attracts with its ornate iron doors depicting the star of David and a menorah, and a haunting cemetery in the garden. Inside, admire luxuriant chandeliers and the dark wooden ceiling in the main hall. Empty classrooms that educated generations of Jews in Asmara now evoke feelings of nostalgia. Bear in mind that the synagogue is often closed. To visit Synagogue of Asmara and other attractions in Asmara, use our Asmara route planner.
Synagogue of Asmara reviews
It was lovely to see this beautiful synagogue even if only from the street. We were told there are jew Jews left in Eritrea so demand may not be great. more »
Beautiful outside, if you’re lucky caretaker will let you in to enjoy the exquisite inside. Only 1 person, Sami Cohen, uses and maintains it. If you’re extra lucky, he will meet you there or at his..... more »
A blessing to the followers of Abraham and Moses
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