Join us for a 3-hour walking tour through the former Jewish neighbourhood of Bucharest, to discover the history of Jews in Romania, their heritage, their temples and landmarks, as well as their most prominent intellectuals. The tour also includes the entry ticket to the Choral Temple, the most beautiful synagogue in Romania that has been recently restored.
Bucharest never had a true Jewish district, nor a ghetto where they were forced to live during the Holocaust. However, Jews have been settling in the city since early 16th century, mainly around the princely court and the main commercial routes of the city. Today, the areas where most Jewish families were concentrated are mostly forgotten and abandoned, although they are very close to Bucharest’s commercial center. However, their development potential is enormous and their history is very rich.
The Jewish Trail includes:
- The lively streets once inhabited by Ashkenazi Jews
- Abandoned & restored synagogues
- The astonishing Choral Temple
- The former Sephardic neighborhood
- Jews during the Romanian Holocaust
- The birth of the Yiddish theater in Romania
- The emigration of Jews during the Communist regime
- The demolition of the Jewish architectural heritage during the Communist regime
- Famous Romanian Jews and their legacy