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Great Synagogue

The Great Synagogue of Sydney is reputed to be the finest synagogue in Australia and one of the most beautiful in the world. A Sydney landmark since 1878, The Great Synagogue is an impressive building with Byzantine and Gothic architectural features and an elaborate carded façade. Its arched entrance is dominated by a beautiful wheel window looking out over Elizabeth Street in Hyde Park. Its interior is highly decorated with coloured glazed windows, mosaic inlaid floors, intricate carvings, and gilded stars on the ceiling. It is an important Australian cultural institution and has a National Heritage Listing.

  • View the impressive interior and get a better understanding of the history of the Great Synagogue by taking a guided tour, held regularly at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Walk down Elizabeth Street from the synagogue to the famous Sydney Hyde Park and along its impressive fig-tree-lined avenues to the centre fountain to have a picnic lunch under the trees.
  • From Hyde Park, visit one of the many Sydney attractions bordering the area including the Australian Museum, Supreme Court, Hyde Park Barracks, and St Mary’s Cathedral.

Cosmopolitan Sydney has excellent transport links with nearby international and regional airports, local and interstate trains, and good connecting highways. Regional and interstate bus lines arrive from many destinations. Sydney’s public transport system is extensive with many bus routes, a subway rail system, and above ground rail routes. While there is an excellent road network, Sydney suffers badly from traffic congestion and car parking is expensive. Getting to the Great Synagogue is easy via public transport with nearby metro rail stations and Elizabeth Street has many bus routes running to and from eastern suburbs and the city central.

Hotels near Great Synagogue

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1 Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

5 stars
4.5 / 5 93 reviews

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Suitable for business or holiday trips, Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney offers boutique accommodations with luxurious comforts in Sydney CBD. This lavish hotel places corporate travellers within easy... More

2 Mantra 2 Bond Street Sydney

4 stars
4.3 / 5 60 reviews

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Stylish and sophisticated, Mantra 2 Bond Street Sydney Hotel offers discerning travellers an ideal base with chic accommodations and central location in the heart of vibrant Sydney. This hotel is... More

3 Mantra On Kent Sydney

4 stars
4.5 / 5 34 reviews

433 Kent Street Map

Offering stylish comfort and functionality, Mantra On Kent Sydney makes for an ideal base for travellers while in cosmopolitan Sydney. Tourist at this sophisticated hotel can find easy access to... More

4 Sheraton on the Park

5 stars
4.8 / 5 250 reviews

161 Elizabeth Street Map

With luxurious accommodations that open to scenic and calming views of the lush Hyde Park, Sheraton On The Park makes for an ideal urban retreat for chic travellers visiting the bustling Australia... More

5 The Westin Sydney

5 stars
4.7 / 5 99 reviews

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Boasting elegant grandeur and top-notch accommodations in a central location, The Westin Sydney Hotel makes for an ideal retreat in downtown Sydney. This luxury hotel is a great starting point for... More

6 BreakFree On George Sydney

4 stars
4.2 / 5 119 reviews

653 George Street Map

Business and leisure travellers looking for an ideal base with stylish accommodations and central location can stay at BreakFree On George Sydney. This chic hotel in Sydney places visitors within... More

7 Seasons Darling Harbour Sydney

4 stars
3.8 / 5 35 reviews

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Featuring centrally located elegant accommodations, Seasons Darling Harbour Sydney makes for a suitable base for travellers visiting the city. While on a Sydney holiday, tourists can interact with... More

8 Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney

4 stars
4.6 / 5 133 reviews

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Featuring stylish accommodations and central location, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney makes for an ideal base for corporate and leisure travellers on a short- or long-term visit to Sydney. This... More

9 PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

4 stars
4.2 / 5 116 reviews

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PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney invites holidaymakers to elegant accommodations in the city centre, just a walk away to key landmarks and attractions. Vacationers learn the beginnings of Sydney... More

10 Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

5 stars
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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney provides excellent lodging in the historic Rocks district. The hotel is within walking distance to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Sydney, two of the city's... More