Alanta synagogue

Alanta synagogue

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The wooden synagogue in Alanta is one of the very few wooden places of worship of this type remaining in Lithuania. Considering its shapes, it is speculated that this place of worship was built in the second half of the 19th century. Its façades are divided by braces, the windows of the men's hall are semi-circular arches with profiled edge surrounds while the two-storey section has small rectangular windows. Certain requirements determined the specific shapes of the building: divisions between the areas for men and women were required as well as between the areas for reading (bima) and storing of the Holy Scripture. After World War II, this synagogue was used as a grain warehouse. Nowadays one can see the synagogue itself and visit the exhibitions installed there.

 

Ukmergės 3A, Alanta, Molėtų r. (55.349432, 25.292813) (View map)