The oldest Sephardi synagogue in the world and the second oldest synagogue in Europe is said to have been established in 1352. Dubrovnik Senate ruled the approved settling of Jews in Dubrovnik in 1407 that enabled the Shepard Jews migrating from Spain after 1492 when they were expelled by Alhambra decree.
Dubrovnik Synagogue was officially established 1546. The main floor with decoration in Baroque style still functions as a place of worship for Holy days and special occasions, while the second floor is used by the community’s offices. In the 18th century a partition separating the women’s gallery was added.
Mainly a museum now in Zudioska street (Jewish street), the synagogue houses a rich collection of Jewish ritual items and artifacts.
Žudioska ul. 5, 20000 Dubrovnik
1 May – 1 November: Every day 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
1 November – 1 May: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays