Of the four active synagogues in Gibraltar, the Great Synagogue was the first built after Jews were readmitted to Gibraltar in 1719. It’s been rebuilt several times, but the building you can visit today dates from 1812. Note its vaulted ceiling, arched windows, marble floors and simple wooden furniture. In contrast, the Flemish Synagogue was built with Moroccan tiles, massive marble columns and ornately patterned ceilings and walls.
By Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert