Amazing Princes Road Synagogue makes Liverpool a must stop on your next vacation
August 7, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
LIVERPOOL – Tucked away on the east side of Princes Road in Liverpool, is a magnificent, must-see treasure.
The Princes Road Synagogue, established in 1750 and consecrated in this location in 1874, has been faced with tremendous challenges, yet still remains as glorious as ever.
After seeing the extraordinary beauty of the interior, one would be shocked to learn that the synagogue had suffered a great fire in 1978, destroying huge amounts of the ark, had been hit with a dry rot spell in both 1879 and 1948, and endured immense war damages in 1939-1945.
Visitors to Liverpool should make sure not to miss out on the splendor that awaits them. With guided tours running throughout the day, tourists can take in the breathtaking interior, as well as learn about the building’s history from the synagogue’s exhibition, dating back 250 years.
With the vibrant gold leaf , marble and green and red colours, the ladies balcony overlooking the main sanctuary and the intricacies of the architecture, the Princes Road Synagogue is a sight that needs to be seen.
Admission is 4 pounds for adults and 2 pounds for children and students.
For more information, visit www.princesroad.org.