Židovské suburbium Bardejov
Suburbium Bardejov
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Jewish Suburbia

The Jewish Suburbia is the most important Jewish heritage site in Bardejov. This compound of Jewish communal buildings includes the Old Synagogue, the BeitHaMidrash (house of study), the Mikvah (ritual baths), a water tower and a heating plant. A slaughter house was also part of the complex but no longer exists. These buildings served the spiritual and communal needs of Bardejov’s Jews, the majority of whom observed the traditions of Hasidism (Orthodox Jewish teachings of spirituality and mysticism). Of inestimable cultural, religious, and historic value, Jewish Suburbia has been nationally recognized. In 1970, the Old Synagogue was declared a National Cultural Monument, followed by the Mikvah and the BeithHaMidrash in 2000. In the same year, Jewish Suburbia and Bardejov’s historic town center were registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list as the Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve. The Federation of the Jewish Communities in Slovakia is the site’s owner.

Address: Mlynska 13, 085 01 Bardejov


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© Federation of Jewish Communities in Slovakia. All rights reserved. Eligible authors of displayed renderings are Dr. Ing. arch. Ján Krcho, PhD. & Ing. arch. Michal Mihaľák.