Lancut Synagogue

Łańcut, Poland

The Łańcut Synagogue is a rare surviving example of the vaulted synagogues with a bimah-tower, that were built throughout the Polish lands in masonry from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries.

The synagogue is a simple Baroque, masonry building with a vestibule and side room, main hall and a women's balcony above the vestibule reached by an exterior staircase. The windows of the main hall are unusually large for a Polish synagogue; Krinsky believes that this may reflect the security of the Jews in Łańcut, who lived under the protection of the landowning family. The synagogue is built with eight, barrel-vaulted bays around a central Bimah, the four, massive, masonry pillars of which support the ceiling and roof. Painted, decorative plasterwork adorns the pillar capitals, ceiling, and walls. The floor in the restored building is made of concrete. The walls are decorated reproductions of the pre-war paintings. They feature traditional Jewish subjects, such as Noah and the Ark, symbols of the Zodiac, and images of musical instruments mentioned in the Book of Psalms.

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3 Maja 15, Łańcut, Poland
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Founded: 1761
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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ade hughes (5 months ago)
Stay away from here. Only interested in taking money from your palm. Truly rude attendant and awful ignorance about visitors being there at all. Well done on representing you community and treating others with contempt. Utterly sad to have crossed the threshold into this building.
Amit Yizraeli (7 months ago)
Beautiful synagogue, with amazing story. Big thanks to Mirek that work and support the building, and guide about the place
אבי שטיגליץ (2 years ago)
Special building. The place is closed all the time. But you can see through the windows. How thin a walk from the Zion and the cemetery
Przewodnik Krakowski M.Leszczuk (3 years ago)
Ufundowana przez właściciela zamku Stanisława Lubomirskiego w miejscu dawnej, drewnianej ( druga połowa XVIII w. ). Wewnątrz odrestaurowane polichromie z czasów fundacji po dwudziestowieczne. Zachowana arka ( miejsce przechowywania Tory ), monumentalna bima ( podniesienie, skąd czytano modlitwy ) i babiniec ( miejsce modlitwy kobiet ). Robi wrażenie!
Anna Warchoł (3 years ago)
Mandatory point.
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