Tourist Attraction in Alexandria: Sinagoga di Alessandria
The synagogue of Alexandria is a monumental example of the nineteenth century synagogue. It is located in the historic center of Alessandria, via Milano, in the area of the old ghetto. The Alexandria Synagogue was built in 1871 by architect Giovanni Roveda in the climate of liberty of emancipation. At the inauguration, with a large crowd contest and in the presence of the city authorities, they were commissioned by Rabbi Salomone Olper and the rabbi of Turin Alessandro Foa. The temple is characterized by a Neo-Gothic façade with three planes of white planks and pilasters. Always on the facade you can see a tombstone in memory of Holocaust victims. Inside, on the ground floor, you access the winter temple normally used for functions, and through a corridor - you reach the staircase leading to the large hall on the first floor, lit by large windows with polychrome glass. The original ark was destroyed during World War II pilgrimages, and it was replaced by seats in the Nizza Monferrato synagogue, dismantled in 1937. The matroneo, with two overlapping orders, has been replaced by On the entrance wall.