This beautiful Synagogue has been abandoned for well over twenty years now. Like most synagogues interiors this one also is wonderfully decorated with frescoes on the ceilings, leadlight windows, and religious sculptures. Built in the late 19th-century, this Synagogue was the first in the city. It was constructed because the Jewish population in the city was pretty significant at the time. This changed drastically when more than 2500 Jews got deported during World War II; a quarter of the city's population.
After the war, some of the Holocaust survivors returned to the city. But the community never grew to its former size and eventually almost every Jew emigrated to Israel. The Synagogue remained in service until the mid-nineties. At that time the condition of the building wasn't in great shape. The process of decay got worse when it eventually got abandoned.