Izmir is home to a complex of adjacent ancient Synagogues constructed in a unique Sephardic architectural style, dating from the 16th century. Of 34 Synagogues built in Izmir, just 13 remained, 9 of them in the old city of Izmir. Some of these Synagogues which are still active today are in good shape and stand as an example of various architectural styles: Italian, Basilica, and Golden Age of Spain. A Living monument for a Jewish community that once prospered.
The “Izmir project” goal is to restore those ancient Synagogues in need of renovation and turning them, together with those beautifully maintained into an open Museum of “Izmir Jewish Heritage”, enhancing inter- cultural dialogue.
Currently we offer the possibility of visiting these Synagogues.