It’s really well preserved though the interior lost a lot of its glory.

From the outside the synagogue in Szydłów looks more like a stronghold then a church. The walls are 2 meters thick and supported with brackets from outside. Wooden statues of Polish noble people are placed in front of it.

I was really impressed by the interiors. Most of synagogues in Poland are ruined, so I didn’t expect such white walls and so many Jewish tokens. There is still the main altar (Aron ha-kodesz) from XVII century and old holly books (Tora).

A 4-meter tall statue of Moses (made by Gustaw Zemła) points to the archy ceiling and photos in black frames show the synagogue in its old splendor.

I left the building passing by a small hole in the wall where coins were placed.