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The Old-New Synagogue

Maiselova 18, Prague 111 01, Czech Republic
+420 224 800 812
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Prague Old Town New Town and Jewish Quarter Morning Tour
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Maiselova 18, Prague 111 01, Czech Republic
Josefov
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked to hear about the building, how long it been here, a very long time, and the history is, again really interesting. I particularly liked the story of The Golem, that cursed the Natzi's and told them they were going to die. And they did,...More

Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The synagogue is small with a very long history. It is one of the oldest synagogues on the continent. Take care, it is small but almost every time is overcrowded.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a very nice synagogue, very old. Combine this with a visit to the Jewish district, the other synagogues as well as the cemetery.

Thank Ruud S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Myth is that Golem was broken apart and hidden in the rafters - to be put back together when needed to protect the Jewish community of Prague. It's not big so it'll only take you 15 minutes to check out - so it's not cheap...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 24 June 2017

After returning from our Terezin tour, we decided to pop into the Old-New Synagogue. I was taken aback by the admission cost, but decided to give it a shot (we're here already). We entered and looked around...and were pretty disappointed. Yes, this is an extremely...More

Thank MrJonnyU
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Do not leave Prague without visiting the old new synagogue. A leftover piece of Jewish history in particular and of human history in general, which dates back to 1270.

Thank Aharon D
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The small synagog plays an important part at the history of my people so it was one of our goals to show our children the place where the MAHARAL used to meet his god while in tour at Prag. We were so disapointed to find...More

1  Thank djmagicfingers
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Jewish Quarter has many wonderful synagogues. I didn't have much time to visit them all, so I decided on this one because it is the first synagogue that was built by Jews in Prague. Therefore, I figured if I only could visit one of...More

Thank Eugene D
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This ancient synagogue dates back to the late 1200's, thus making in the most ancient synagogues in Europe. There's an ancient myth about a Golem hiding within the synagogue, but don't worry - it's just a myth.. Walking inside the Gothic place felt almost surreal...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Part of the tour of the Jewish Quarter this is the oldest functioning synagogue in Europe. It is quite small and one should not expect too much from this. It is however fascinating for its age and history. The leaflet provided on entry is pretty...More

Thank Patrick R
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Josefov
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
...More
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