Bima Tarnów

Bimah in Tarnów

Bimah in Tarnów
ul. Żydowska, 33-100 Tarnów Tourist region: Tarnów i okolice
Tourist subregion: Tarnowski
Facilities at cultural sites: Photographing allowed
Type of historical sites: Jewish Cultural Heritage
The bimah at ul. Żydowska in Tarnów is the only visible remain of the Old Synagogue built in 1630.
The building represented the Baroque-Mannerist style, on a square plan, in the middle of the synagogue there was a bimah in a form of the canopy, from which the Torah scrolls were read. The so-called support bimah, rising upward to the roof, was a unique element of the structure, existing only in a few Polish synagogues. Today, the bimah, fenced and canopied, is the central venue of the Days of Galician Jews celebrated annually in Tarnów.
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