The synagogue in Volyn stands in the former Jewish street, today in Žižkov. It was built as one of the few in the Empire style in the years 1838-1840 on the site of the new ghetto, and was renovated in 1890.

The former synagogue consists of its own synagogue No. 250 and the former rabbi’s house No. 249 . Both of these houses have a common seven-axis empire facade, consisting of a central three-axis risalit and two symmetrical side parts. Above the entrance is a shield with a Hebrew inscription and lions holding a shield with a clock . Services were held in the synagogue until World War II.

In 1956, the building was adapted into a cinema and in previous years it even served as a discotheque. The local primary art school (rabbi’s house) is located in the south wing  . The synagogue is protected as a  cultural monument of the Czech Republic and its reconstruction is currently being planned.


Former Jewish Synagogue
387 01 Volyn

Region:South Bohemian region
Region:Písecko – Blatensko
Tips for a trip:Volhynia and surroundings


Information center – Volyn culture
náměstí Svobody 1
387 01 Volyn

  • Tel.:+420 380 123 525
  • GPS:49.166323 13.885987

Duration Time

1-3 hours


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