Unique Drohobych synagogue can now be visited online
Drohobych synagogue, one of the largest in Eastern Europe, has recently become available online: you can visit it by means of 3D-tour. This is reported by the media outlet Dzherela Truskavsia (Springs of Truskavets).
After many years of decline and destruction, the synagogue was completely restored in 2018 – it was revived and became available for tours. However, according to the head of the Tourist Information Center of the city, Igor Chava, the monument is not always open – therefore not everyone has a chance to see the sacred shrine. Recently, it doesn't take much to see the synagogue – just one click and you will get a 3D visualization of the landmark.
The virtual tour has already been uploaded online. Oleg Roik, a resident of Drohobych who represents 3DProstir company, has completed the laborious work. He offered to make a visualization of the synagogue.
- The guys carried out a huge amount of work, having digitized about 900 meters of the synagogue to create a 3D-tour. Now everyone from anywhere in the world has the opportunity to virtually visit our memo and view it. This draws attention to the sacred properties of Drohobych, which are numerous, and to our city in particular," says Igor Chava.
Drohobych resident Oleg Roik has carried out a large amount of work on visualization of the 3D-tour of the synagogue absolutely free of charge. The cost of the work should be about 8 thousand hryvnia.
But the conscious resident of Drohobych has not charged any money for his job, thus having offered to the city a generous gift, which will contribute to the city's promotion.
“We (3DProstir company) operate all over the world and have recently entered the Ukrainian market. In Lviv region, this is the first facility that we have scanned. I come from Drohobych and I know that the synagogue is a valuable architectural monument. Therefore, this is such a contribution to the development of tourism in the city,” Oleg Roik said.
According to the head of the TIC Igor Chava it would not be bad if some philantropists were found in Drohobych to contribute to the development of new 3D-tours of sacred monuments of the city, for example, the Church of the Honorable Cross.
We add that the Drohobych synagogue was built in 1842-1865. During the WWII, it was used as a stable, and later as a warehouse and store. In the 90s, the abandoned synagogue was returned to the Jewish community. Reconstruction of the monument lasted since 2013 at the costs of philantropists. In June 2018, it was opened. The synagogue also offers tours for tourists.