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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 #54 of 269 attractions in Prague
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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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Rehovot, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Its beautiful over there and for me was very important to see and tho be in.... But.... I would not go inside all the synagog (museums) but only tho one of them, they are pretty much the same. The cemetery is nice to look from above, I wouldn't dart inside, it's not that self explained...

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Adrian, Michigan
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339 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This area is full of history and also full of ambiance. It is a great place to stroll and there are a couple of interesting museums to visit as well. If you have the time to include this on your Prague itinerary, you won't be sorry you did. There are quite a few photo ops that are worth capturing for... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We used Prague Experience Tours to see the Jewish Quarter. (www.PragueExperience.com) We went to the Spanish Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Jewish Cemetary, the High Synagogue and walked by the Maisel Synagogue (closed for renovations). We had an excellent tour from Martin.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I understand money goes toward maintenance and such but there was a minimum ticket price of 300,-. This seemed a bit over the top considering that certain historical sites such as the cemetary are not there to entertain but to educate, and such important historical lessons should be freely available. The cemetary and childrens art displays were the most worthwhile... More

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Buenos Aires
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I was touring the Jewish Quarter a former Czech guetto, and as a Jewish man I did not like the fact that somebody is making a business out of this sort of holy place. You cannot charge 420 Czk (almost 6 Euros) as ticket admission for 1 adult to visit the old Synagogues and the Jewish cemetery, it is outrageuosly... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

With the exception of one, which is not open to the non-jewish public-all the synagogues in the quarter now form part of one overall museum, interpreting the life and times of the Jews in the city and the main festivals and rituals. Don't queue at the Pinkus museum however (even though the signs point you there) as you can get... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I would recommend that you do buy the combined ticket, which unfortunately does not include the old/new synagogue, and we did not have a guide or an audio-guide. I found the synagogue which lists the names of the victims of the death camps very moving .... seeing the names of whole families (over 80,000) was a sobering experience as was... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Im not really into looking round stuff like this but i went as my partner was interested. It was a little harder to find than stuff like old town and charls bridge. I actually found this experiance quite enjoyable. We didnt have a guide so went at our own pace. I wont spoil it and tell you whats there but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I planned to explore the place by myself rather than doing any tour . The Jewish quarter or Josefov as it called in Praha , is a site with a number of synagogue , jews cemetery and ceremony hall . The entire site with the below mentioned areas consists the Jewish quarter . The tickets are valid for 2 days... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Bought a ticket for the jewish museum. Found the information provided really informative and managed to learn a lot about czech and jewish history and culture. Make sure you go early enough to take your time around the sites. Also enjoyed just walking around these streets, a lot of the best restraunts we tried were here.

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