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“Nice balance of history and architecture”

Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague
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Owner description: 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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“Nice balance of history and architecture”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

As part of the synagogue tour, we were impressed with the beauty of the interior as well as the exhibits describing the history of Jews in Prague. Not as somber as other attractions, but it gives a enough information for a visitor to appreciate the plight of Czech Jews.

Visited December 2011
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“Spanish Synagogue”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

A beautiful interior but the charge for visiting all of the Jewish buildings was very high.

Visited April 2012
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Fascination history, well worth seeing all the synagogues in the tour.

Visited March 2012
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“Wonderful Synagogue”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

This may be our favorite building in Prague. The building is built in th "spanish style" of the day for non-spanish Jews. Beautiful workman ship, very worth seeing.

Visited April 2012
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“Great!”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Was there in the evening, I was stunned by its outlook, it is big and very very pretty. Although you have to pay to go inside, yes, it is worth.

Visited March 2012
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