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Jewish Museum in Prague

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Address: U stare shkoly 141/1 | U Stareho Hrbitova 3a, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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+420 222 749 211
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This historic pre-war Jewish neighborhood now stands as a silent memorial...

This historic pre-war Jewish neighborhood now stands as a silent memorial to its people.

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USD 38.10*
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Jewish Prague Walking Tour
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Walking Tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter Including Admission to the Jewish...
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Private Tour: Prague Jewish Museum and Old-New Synagogue Walking Tour

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Very interesting. A must visit place.

It is difficult to write about this place without becoming very emotional - and I am not Jewish. Just stand and try to take it all in. I recommend visitors to try to find a copy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Comprised of multiple sites, the 'Museum' allows entry to several synagogues as well as the Old Cemetery. To learn of Prague's history -- especially in terms of Judaism -- a must. With its wealth of information re: WWII in particular, an extremely humbling experience. Take the audioguide option to have a truly compelling narration.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To me, walking around a graveyard that has uniqueness for the squeezing of as many gravestones as you can imagine into a small plot, isn't particularly an atttraction. It's only a short walk from the old town so worthy of a visit to help pass the day, that's about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was truly an emotional and interesting trip! So much we did not know. The history is really interesting and I would rate it high on things you must do if you visit this amazing city!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best tourist sites in Prague. Guide very good and enthusiastic. Amazing to see first new Sefer Torah procession in the street -the first since the Second World War -this is not normally on the tour! Thought the Spanish synagogue was very ornate and beautiful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the ‘attractions’ on your ticket, and whilst the cemetery is small, the headstones are crammed together. It hasn’t been used since the mid 1700’s, and for me what is the most interesting aspect of this cemetery is that it is still standing and hasn’t been destroyed. What you will also notice is that the cemetery is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a specific journey to see this site. Very impressive and so sad to see the goings on that happened. There are various tickets to buy from the foyer in the grounds. It is a must to have a guide or you are just walking around an old graveyard. (It is much more than that)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult to write about this place without becoming very emotional - and I am not Jewish. Just stand and try to take it all in. I recommend visitors to try to find a copy on Youtube of The Defiant requiem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take an audio guide at the Meisels Synagogue and you'll get a map of the jewish quarter along with your ticket for all places. This is a deeply moving walk through jewish history in Prague which had one of the most vibrant jewish communities until most of the population was exterminated by the Nazis. Each synagogue displays a different aspect... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably interesting but overpriced. It is not possible just to see the old cemetary without a buying a ticket for the synagogues as well. No credit cards accepted !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my trip to Prague. Definitely read up on the cemetery and each synagogue before or during your visit so you understand the history of each of the places. This is a reminder of how easy it is for society to turn a blind eye to persecution. Must see, especially the Pinkas synagogue.

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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 neighbourhood carries in its legacy as Franz Kafka’s birthplace. Nearby streets are full of kosher restaurants, museums and antique bookstores.
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