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The oldest surviving example of a medieval twin-nave synagogue, the early-Gothic structure was built during the 13th century.
Suggested Duration:1-2 hours
Maiselova 18, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Josefov (Jewish Quarter)
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Its historical relevance is something one can not ignore. It is the oldest synagogue in Central Europe that still works as one. However, it is a very simple and small synagogue. I did not enter the place but it's really something one can pass by and not even realize there was
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When I visited the Spanish Synagogue was closed, and of the open synagogues this was easily the most interesting, historical and beautiful. It doesn’t take long to see it all, so whether it’s worth paying extra for (without the Spanish Synagogue) is perhaps down to how much you
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There's a big sign on the door as you enter the synagogue telling you to close the door behind you which is fair enough. However, there was someone coming in behind me so I held the door open for her and made my way down the stairs only to be scolded loudly by the woman sitting
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Visited the area, and looked at the architecture of all the various buildings . Unfortunately, the synagogue was closed on the day we visited, so we only got an external view.
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This synagogue is almost like a hidden treasure. It is the oldest landmark of the Jewish town in Prague and is more than 700 years old and built by stonemasons from the royal workshop. The interior is arched by 6 bays of five ribbed vaulting on 2 large octagonal pillars.
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Josefov houses Prague’s Jewish community. This small
neighbourhood 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
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