The synagogue is located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of the city, or at least what was the heart of the Quarter in the past. Its façade was designed by Italian architect Anatora Peguelli and is decorated in the Art Deco style.
During World War II, the building, which served the city's many Jews, was destroyed. Most of the community were murdered by the Nazis. After the war, the synagogue was renovated and today it is partially active - only on Saturdays and holidays.