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Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague

Vezenska 141/1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 222 749 211
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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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Vezenska 141/1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Josefov
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our last stop on our wander through the Jewish areas of Prague and it was a highlight of that area. The historical displays and information was certainly a learning experience for us as we did not know a lot about this aspect of...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The intricate artwork on the walls and ceiling, a feeling of awe and peace welcomes you when you visit the place. Amazing artwork to keep you spellbound

Thank shuvajyotikar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure who organises these series of concerts at the Spanish Synagogue. But in any case an hours concert of familiar snippets of music was not worth the £25.00 ticket price in my opinion. Beautiful setting, uncomfortable chairs, no atmosphere.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful venue and lovely performance. Short program of about an hour with a string ensemble and operatic singer.

Thank Kria C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a walking tour when we first saw this place. As we walked past. We came back the next day and went in and had a good look around. It is beautifully ornate, there are some great things on display one being a...More

Thank roy v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The interior architecture of this building is incredible. However, you pay to enter and you obtain very little for that pleasure. Worth a visit if you like Synagogues, or are extremely interested in Jewish history, otherwise give it a miss.

Thank Shane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the beauty of this Old synagogue. We had the opportunity to hear a fantastic Gershwin concert in the synagogue.

Thank simgal150893
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a ticket for a tour of the 4 synagogues (excluding the Old New Synagogue) and the graveyard and started here. Besides the synagogue itself, there are also historical artefacts on display. It has a spectacular cupola with the center light fixture in the...More

Thank 898frank
Reviewed 1 week ago

The synagogue is part of the package options for touring the Jewish Quarter. It is much newer than most of the synagogues, done in the Moorish style, as another reviewer points out. Honestly, it is a relatively small space and not much to see beyond...More

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Named because of the style of architecture. This is a reform Synagogue. Stunning stained glass windows and spectacular cupola with the center light fixture in the shape of the Star of David. The building also houses a museum depicting its history and war time use.exit...More

Thank Eileen B
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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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Issam M
23 October 2017|
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It is 330 CZK you can use our e-shop, you will find it on our website
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13 July 2017|
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The admission varies according to the tour of the Jewish Museum in Prague you wish to take. Since the Jewish Museum in Prague is a single entity including various sites, we offer combination tickets, which can be purchased... More
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