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.
About Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga)
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.