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Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague

Vezenska 141/1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 222 749 211
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Permanent exhibitions: The History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, Part 2 This exhibition deals with the history of the Jews in the Bohemian lands from the reforms of Joseph II in the 1780s to the period after the Second World War. It highlights the gradual advancement toward greater equality and emancipation for Jews in Austria-Hungary, describes the foundation of the Czech-Jewish and Zionist movements, and profiles the most important Jewish entrepreneurs, scientists, writers, musicians and artists (including Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler). It also deals with the redevelopment of the Prague Jewish Town, Jewish sites of Bohemia and Moravia, and the history of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Special focus is on the Shoah of Jews from Bohemia and Moravia, and the Terezin ghetto. Synagogue Silver from Bohemia and Moravia Located on the upper floor, this permanent exhibition features a representative selection of more than 200 of the most valuable silver artefacts from the museum's collections. Most space is given over to Torah ornaments - shields, pointers, finials and crowns. Also on display are charity boxes, pitcher and basin sets for hand washing, Shabbat spice boxes, Kiddush cups, Hanukkah and Shabbat candles, and charity collection trays. The Spanish Synagogue is part of the Jewsh museum in Prague. The Spanish Synagogue is the most recent synagogue in the Prague Jewish Town. Built in 1868 for the local Reform congregation on the site of the 12th-century Altschul, which was the oldest synagogue in the Prague ghetto. It was called the Spanish Synagogue for its impressive Moorish interior design, influenced by the famous Alhambra. The building was designed by Josef Niklas and Jan Bělský, the remarkable interior (from 1882–83) by Antonín Baum and Bedřich Münzberger. František Škroup, the composer of the Czech national anthem, served as organist here in 1836-45.
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Vezenska 141/1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Josefov
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Spanish Synagogue is located in a Moorish style building and contains some beautiful examples of the Jewish history in Prague. The admission ticket also allowed a visit to the Jewish Museum and Art Gallery. All three are located within blocks of each other in...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed yesterday

This is an interesting place for a history buff to visit. Prague, like most cities of Europe, had its Jewish quarter and the Jews here were also victim to state sponsored genocide. The museum, like many others in Europe, details Jewish history. Another highlight is...More

Thank Arrjun
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We doubt about paying the entrance for going into the synagogue. Up today I won’t regret at all. I only regret not paying the full ticket to go inside the old-new synagogue as well. Worth every penny I paid.

Thank Luka H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Once you visit the Jewish quarter in Prague, you can’t miss the posts advertising concerts at the beautiful Spanish Synagogue. Looking at the schedule, we picked the Carmina Burana and bolero concert, which we love and could attend, still being in Prague. The other nights...More

Thank Shlomitgr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful building without any interior ornamentation exudes the essence of monotheistic godliness. The displays that provide the history of the survival and successes of the Prague Jewish community are excellent. And then there is the haunting mysteriousness of the Jewish cemetery. All good for...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with hubby to see this synagogue as it is in the middle of town and very near to where we were staying. It has musical events in the evenings and is beautiful inside.

Thank bevalt52
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of this synagogue is stunning and almost psychedelic, it's well worth a visit and just a few minutes walk from the main square.

Thank Jennie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really wanted to visit the Spanish Synagogue, but the ticketing procedure, the cost, and the rudeness of the woman at the ticket booth almost made us give up. There were groups of visitors all milling around the ticket booth confused about what to do...More

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prague had a large and sophisticated Jewish community building magnificent buildings on paved roads when Paris was a little island and London was a swampy village. Go.

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used Milk and Honey tours 3-4 hour walking tour Fantastic guide Interesting tour Don't miss it! So much Jewish history in Prague

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Josefov
Josefov houses Prague’s Jewish community. This small
neighborhood centered around Široká street is
completely surrounded by Staré Město (Old Town). As
the former Jewish Ghetto, today all that remains are a
few synagogues and the oldest surviving Jewish
cemetery in Europe. The narrow streets were once small
enough that a person could touch the houses on both
sides. You can still feel the dignity and history this
...More
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Issam M
October 23, 2017|
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Response from Leslie W | Reviewed this property |
We did not do the museum. We hired a guide for the tour, Anna Insights and it was wonderful.
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Donna C
July 13, 2017|
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The admission varies according to the tour of the Jewish Museum in Prague you wish to take. Since the Jewish Museum in Prague is a single entity including various sites, we offer combination tickets, which can be purchased... More
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March 23, 2017|
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