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Public-images-osm logo.svg building = synagogue
Synagogue Florence Italy.JPG
A building that was built as a synagogue. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Area building=yes.png
Group: buildings
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A building that was built as a  synagogue.


Use building=synagogue for a Jewish house of prayer.

How to map

Draw an area along building outline. Tag it with building=synagogue.

Set a node at the center of the building if mapping as area is impossible.

Place actively used as synagogue, with Jewish religious ceremonies is tagged as amenity=place_of_worship + religion=jewish.

Tags to use in combination


Note that OSM Carto renders building=synagogue like other buildings. Special rendering is caused here by amenity=place_of_worship + religion=jewish indicating place actively used for Jewish religious ceremonies.

Related tags

The whole area or campus, containing the synagogue, grave yard, buildings for staff residence or education, bell towers, workshops, etc. can be tagged landuse=religious + religion=jewish.