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Address: U Stare Skoly, 1, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-222749211
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Interesting to learn about all the Jewish traditions.

The Jewish museum is a series of 4 synagoges, a ceremonial hall and a cemetary. In the Pinkas Synagoge all the names of the Jews of Prague that were killed during the Holocaust... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My family and I (parents and 27 y/o and 25 y/o sisters) were very excited to visit the Jewish Quarter while in Prague. My mom booked a tour of Terezin with Pavel Batel, and upon his recommendation, we also booked a tour with Anna Kristyna Sion. Anna Kristyna was incredibly knowledgable, spoke excellent English, and was able to answer all... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I went to the museum and saw the 4 synagogues with just buying the full ticket, you should really visit the jewish cemetery, place in which the most famous Holocaust Memorial in Berlin is based on. Also the synagogues have an impressive architecture and they're impressively beautiful from inside, specially the Spanish Synagogue. You can visit this places on your... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Jewish museum is a series of 4 synagoges, a ceremonial hall and a cemetary. In the Pinkas Synagoge all the names of the Jews of Prague that were killed during the Holocaust are painted on the walls. In the Klaus Synagoge, the tradition about burial is explained. In the Ceremonial hall, the tradition of Sabbath and the Jewish religious... More 

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Lindfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to book a private 6 hour tour of Jewish Prague for four of us with Sylvie Wittman. The best decision. Sylvie was articulate, engrossing and delightful with a wealth of knowledge and intimate, personal experiences and stories which made for a special experience. We are Jewish but the tour was just the right balance of information anecdotes and... More 

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Armonk, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Just came back from a 10:30 a.m. Tour today. What a shame. We went into the Jewish Museum information center and bought the combo ticket plus paid for an English speaking tour. We were told they usually have 8 people maybe less. So, our tour was at least double that in size which would have been ok had our guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family eagerly anticipated our recent trip to Prague. Due to the Jewish heritage on my wife's side, the Jewish Quarter tour was very high on our to do list. In order to maximize the experience, we decided to go with a Private Tour. To our great fortune and delight, we were guided by a young woman named Anna Kristyna... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of our most memorable visits in Prague. Haunting and beautifully done. The images will stay with you for a long time after you leave. Recommended, especially for all history buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Worth a visit. Be sure to get a combination ticket so you can visit multiple sites in the Jewish Quarter of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The most famous and most visited of the Jewish museums is the Pinkas (where the Jewish Cemetery is), but there are often long lines to buy tickets. Go around the corner and buy your ticket and audio guide (separate purchase - and you'll need to leave your driver's license as a guarantee to return the audio guide). With your ticket... More 

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your tip - to avoid the line, tickets can be also purchased at the museum's Information and Reservation Center, the Spanish Synagogue, the Klausen Synagogue, or you can visit our e-shop. The Information and Reservation Center also accepts credit cards and payments in EUR. We are looking forward your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I really wanted to know more about the Jewish history of Prague as it is not part of my culture. Yes I thought it was expensive to get into and I actually think it would be beneficial to have a private guide as I had too many questions left unanswered as there are very little explanations. I was totally overwhelmed... More 

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We do recommend to do a guided tour in case you are interested in more detail and to fully enjoy your visit. All of our tour guides have to sit rather difficult history exams and are professionally trained to answer your questions and give you necessary background information. We are looking forward seeing you again! More 

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Address: U Stare Skoly, 1, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-222749211
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Josefov

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Josefov
Josefov houses Prague’s Jewish community. This small neighborhood 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 neighborhood carries in its legacy as Franz Kafka’s birthplace. Nearby streets are full of kosher restaurants, museums and antique bookstores.
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