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Jewish Museum

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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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I was amazed at how many Jews were buried in this small plot of ground. In a way it was quite disturbing to see how inhumane they were buried not even in death did they have any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I purchased the pass from the visitor's center that gave me access to the Jewish cemetery, several different synagogues, and some exhibition spaces. I recommend stopping at the visitor's center first as there was no line to purchase tickets and there were nice restroom and cafe amenities inside. I thought the ticket price was worth it since there was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We did this with a walking tour of the Jewish quarter, so also saw the Spanish synagogue and had an excellent overview from our guide. The cemetery was beautiful and poignant.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I found this place fascinating .but also very sad, while we were walking around the new Zealand prime minister was also visiting at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We purchased tickets and audio guide that enabled us to visit the following sites: Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall and Spanish Synagogue. While the audio guide was informative, some of the displays marked as an audio guide reference did not exist on the audio guide. All of the visited sites were within a very... More 

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

Thank you for your review. JMP does not operate the audioguide services, any complaint should be addressed to: info@audioguide.cz. The reactions of the majority of visitors, however, clearly indicates satisfaction with the service. Thank you for your understanding, we are looking forward your next visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was amazed at how many Jews were buried in this small plot of ground. In a way it was quite disturbing to see how inhumane they were buried not even in death did they have any respect shown.

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

Thank you very much for your review, we are glad the visit was thought provoking and we will be happy to welcome you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Meaningful complex of buildings and an old cemetery in the heart of Prague. The first building contains a simple, yet vast memorial to those sent to concentrations camps. The names are listed by town and family. All the walls are basically covered by names. Upstairs there is some art by young occupants of said camps. The old Jewish cemetery is... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we will be happy to welcome you again! More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It is not cheap but then the content and what you see are not found in many places. The first part is the museum itself - which is located in the former Jewish Quarter of Prague. Note the original level that you enter the building at. There is an emotionally moving hall with the names of all those that we... More 

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

Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Besides the Pinkas Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery you mentioned, JMP consists of 3 more synagogues, Ceremonial hall and Robert Guttmann Gallery. We will be more than happy to welcome you again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited the synagogues, cemetary, cultural hall and several other sites on our walk around. Very interesting and well done.

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Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A must see on a trip to Prague. We purchased a ticket that excluded the Alt Neu Shul. At one time Prague was home to 30% of Europe's Jews.The Prague Jewish community collected Judaica with nazi support, supposedly so the nazis could one day have a 'museum of an extinct race.' Curators were shipped to concentration camps when they were... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. The Old-New Synagogue is owned by the Jewish community in Prague, not the Jewish Museum in Prague. That is why the ticket to visit the Old new Synagogue can be purchased separately or it is a part of the comprehensive tour of the Prague Jewish Town. JMP is a Jewish institution, its opening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Excellent tour guide for a Jewish Walking Tour in Prague. Very pleasant and knowledgable. Saw so much and learned a great deal in just over 3 hours. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed the guided tour. All of our tour guides have to sit rather difficult history exams and are professionally trained to answer your questions and give you necessary feedback. We do recommend to do a guided tour in case you are interested in more detail and to fully... 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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