The Great Synagogue of Florence

Year Built: 1882

Location: Florence, Italy

ArchitectsMariano Falcini, Professor Vincente Micheli, and Marco Treves

The Great Synagogue of Florence is what happens when you mash together Moorish architecture with local Florentine sensibility. On the inside, you find intricately worked domes, while on the outside you'll find a harmoniously organized facade. The facade of Falcini, Micheli, and Treves's building is, more or less, square, and other geometric forms—like the semi circle, are found within it, harkening back to ideals of Renaissance facades.