Poland / Galicia

Lesko

Synagogue of Lesko

Lesko Synagogue 38-600 Lesko, Poland

Synagogue, Lesko © Wikimedia Commons (Yarl)

The small city of Lesko possesses one of the most beautiful fortified synagogues in the region, built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with a turret that gives it the look of a little castle. Destroyed during the war, it was rebuilt in 1980; the interior mannerist decor had been redone, as well as the eighteenth-century iron gate and aron kodesh.

The Lesko cemetery is almost across the street from the synagogue. It dates from the seventeenth century, is very large, and contains many old graves with beautiful decorative motifs.