The Great Synagogue

Designed in the Moorish style the synagogue was built at the beginning of the 20th-century on the site of an earlier synagogue that erected circa half a century before. With its beautiful facade and colorful interior murals, it must have been an amazing place to visit.

In the time between the two wars, it was one of the two main synagogues in the area. It survived this complete period. Sadly, the other synagogue was used as an ammunition warehouse during the Second World War. Later it was damaged by an earthquake that occurred in the seventies. Due to its bad condition, it was demolished a decade later.

As the Jewish population in the area declined, the great synagogue fell into disuse. The building was still in use and in good condition until the late nineties. But once abandoned, there was no interest in maintaining it, resulting in degradation. Eventually, the complete roof collapsed exposing the sanctuary to mother nature. Trees and other vegetation have full freedom and are growing everywhere. This whole situation serves us with a unique beautiful ambiance.

The Great Synagogue
The Great Synagogue
The Great Synagogue
The Great Synagogue
The Great Synagogue
The Great Synagogue
The Great Synagogue
The Great Synagogue