Bulgaria / Bulgarian Plains

Plovdiv

Zion Synagogue of Plovdiv

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Synagogue of Plovdiv ©flickr Leon Yaakov

The Zion Synagogue dates from the nineteenth century.

It is still active, but only a small minority of 300 to 400 Jewish inhabitants are still practicing.

Restored in 2003, the synagogue is adorned with a delightful Venetian-glass chandelier and a richly decorated dome.

In the surrounding area, traces of what was once a sizable Jewish quarter can still be found today. This  includes Stars of David which are engraved on certain gates.

Synagogue of Plovdiv. Photo by Yossi Nevo – Wikipedia