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Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga)

Chervena 250/2, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 224 819 456
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The oldest surviving example of a medieval twin-nave synagogue, the early-Gothic structure was built during the 13th century.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Chervena 250/2, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 224 819 456
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not the most beautiful synagogue we have ever seen, but it is a must see. It is amazing that this place has survived. It gives both Jew and non-Jew a look into the religious life of a different century.

Thank CubFan1948
Reviewed 1 week ago

The New-Old Synagogue, the oldest in Prague (mostly built in 13th), is in the simple Gothic style influenced by the Ashkenazi Jews of northern Europe. It symbolizes the survival of the much-diminished Jewish community, despite being ghett-ized then herded into nearby concentration camps. In 1930...More

Thank wwalleigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest synagogue in Europe and a great example of early gothic building in Prague. I have to admit to given its rich history and the fact that it still the religious centre for the Jewish community in the city it was not...More

Thank Evets54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an important site and interesting to go in and look around, but it is small and quickly feels cramped with other tourists since it's a popular location.

Thank LANA H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This synagogue, built in the 13th Century and still active today, is a solemn reminder of what Jewish Life was like over the centuries. It is sparse and yet beautiful -- without the ornamentation found in some synagogues and particular in churches. It is an...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Very expensive but you are getting to visit one of the oldest Jewish houses of worship in the world. Layout is not designed for tourists (obviously) so it can be pretty crowded inside.

Thank Mainzigartig
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This synagogue is the oldest one in Europe and still in use today by Prague's Jewish community. The synagogue is neither impressively big nor richly decorated, but it is a beautiful space that radiates timelessness. It is an essential part of any tour of the...More

Thank Oxonian17
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This was hands down the best tour I've ever done in any country. It turned out to be a private tour due to low booking numbers, but instead of feeling awkward or difficult it was fascinating! Bonita was highly knowledgeable and friendly - within minutes...More

Thank mr-pleasure
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Disappointing; we were excited to visit the oldest synagogue in Prague, however we were upset to find that we had 'missed' the ticket sale 'deadline' for that day, although it was well within their admission hours and many other people were still venturing into the...More

Thank DaniLouise2112
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Final part of the tour for us. For a small price take the full tour of the area. It gives a great insight into Jewish history in the area. Signs of which are very evident today. Recommended.

Thank Tony H
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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