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Portuguese Synagogue


The Portuguese Synagogue, also known as the Esnoga, or Snoge, is a late 17th-century Sephardic synagogue in Amsterdam, completed in 1675. Esnoga is the word for synagogue in Ladino, the traditional Judaeo-Spanish language of Sephardic Jews.

The Amsterdam Sephardic community was one of the largest and richest Jewish communities in Europe during the Dutch Golden Age, and their very large synagogue reflected this. The synagogue remains an active place of worship and is also a popular tourist attraction.(source:Wikipedia)

Portuguese Synagoge
Portuguese Synagoge
Interior Portuguese Synagogue
Interior Portuguese Synagogue
Interior Portuguese Synagogue
Interior Portuguese Synagogue
Interior Winter Synagogue
Interior Winter Synagogue
Detail Winter Synagogue
Detail Winter Synagogue
Detail Winter Synagogue
Detail Winter Synagogue
Detail Winter Synagogue
Detail Winter Synagogue