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Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

U Stare Skoly 1, Prague 11000, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
222 749 211
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Ranked #70 of 319 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This historic pre-war Jewish neighborhood now stands as a silent memorial to its people.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Jewish Quarter was a very interesting experience. You are able to see many of the different synagogues among all of the different churches. You are able to understand all of the history of the area. Take a look at the ground also. There are gold plaques with the names of those lost in the Holocaust outside of their homes.... More

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Edmonton, AB
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a thought-provoking and at times chilling reminder for people of any faith. The presentation of the life in the nearby camp and the innocence of the children is moving. Well put together historical overview. Interesting displays. The cemetery with it layers of burials is something to see and imagine as you walk along the perimeter. A couple of... More

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Sydney Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous area. The buildings are just wonderful to look at. The streets are tiny and old and filled with so much history. The synagogue and cemetery are down a cobbled lane way. You need to pay at the museum to get into see the cemetery but you can get a few pictures from the fence. Over 100,000 are... More

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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Historically significant, architecturally magnificent and emotionally moving. This collection of synagogues, various historical buildings and the old Jewish cemetery along with the many historical artifacts and displays was a lesson in both mans inhumanity and humanity. A must see whether you are a Jew or not. They ask what sort of visit this was and I had to put couples... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Whether Jewish or not...you must visit. The cemetery is so interesting. Great background into the history of this community and their trials. Watch your timing...closed Sat, (of course) and leave at least 2 hours.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was very interesting and i was fascinated by the cemetary. Unfortunately you cannot only buy a ticked for one of those attractions, but you have to pay a pass for all of them. It is overprized I think but I recommend the Jewish Cemetary! You have to pay extra to take pictures which is moneymaking. Either you let people... More

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Every visitor should acquaint themselves with this part of the history of the city and Europe. This is what is lost when bigotry and hate try to destroy any culture.

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Carlsbad, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
71 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I think it's amazing that through all the years of persecution and potential annihilation, that these 6 synagogues are still intact! Yes, the price is a bit high to visit but remember that Prague has a very small Jewish population who are responsible for the upkeep of all these religious monuments. It's ashamed that the government demolished most of the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Guide recommended a visit here and it was pretty good. It was expensive to get in and the 'museum' was small and cramped, but contained interesting artefacts and good information. The cemetery was amazing but I thought they were a bit restrictive in not allowing photos unless you paid extra for a licence. Was still worth the visit and we... More

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Scotch Plains, NJ
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The architecture of the synagogues in the Jewish Quarter of Prague is lovely. The Meisel Synagogue was closed for repairs during our tour, yet the price of the tickets was not reduced. Seeing the 77,000+ names of Holocaust victims from the area written on the walls of the Pinkas Synagogue was moving as was the room including pictures drawn by... More

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