Coral Temple: an architectural jewel in the heart of Bucharest

Discover the Coral Temple, a unique building located behind Unirii Square in Bucharest. With its fanciful architecture, reminiscent of a castle from a fairy tale, the Temple stands out from the surrounding urban landscape. Its colourful, filigreed facade, with turrets, arches and columns, will transport you to a magical and mysterious world.

Mosaic grandeur:

The Coral Temple is the largest Mosaic place of worship in Romania, an architectural masterpiece built in the mid-19th century. Inspired by the Tempelgasse synagogue in Vienna, destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, the Choral Temple is notable for its grandeur and rich decorative details.

A name with meaning:

The name "choir" comes from the existence of the choir, an unusual feature for synagogues. Worldwide, there are only about 100 choir temples, and the Temple of Bucharest is an outstanding example of this type of religious architecture.

A historic tribute:

The Temple's courtyard houses commemorative plaques dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust, while the interior keeps alive the memory of the contribution of members of the Jewish community to the struggle for Romania's independence and to the First World War.

Traditions preserved:

According to Mosaic rules, men and women are separated during prayer by curtains separating the rows of seats.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access: the Coral Temple is located in the centre of Bucharest, a short distance from Unirii Square.
  • Program: Visiting the temple is possible from Monday to Friday, outside prayer hours.
  • Prices: Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
  • Attractions in the area: In addition to the Choral Temple, other attractions in the centre of Bucharest are worth visiting, such as:
    • Palati Palace of Parliament: A grandiose monument, the second largest building in the world in terms of built area.
    • National Art Museum of Romania: A museum with a rich collection of Romanian and European art.
    • Romanian Athenaeum: A concert hall renowned for its architecture and exceptional musical programme.

Plan your visit to the Choral Temple and get ready for an unforgettable cultural and spiritual experience!

Further information:

  • Official Coral Temple website: [invalid URL has been removed]
  • Tourist guides for Bucharest: [invalid URL has been removed]
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We are waiting for you at Temulul Coral to discover an oasis of tranquility and spirituality in the heart of Bucharest!

Additional tips for tourists:

  • Respect the rules of conduct specific to a place of worship.
  • Dress decently, with shoulders and knees covered.
  • Keep quiet and avoid gestures that might disturb the prayer.
  • Feel free to ask questions to the guide or temple staff to learn more about the history and traditions of the place.

The Choral Temple awaits you with open arms to take you into a fascinating world of Mosaic culture and spirituality!