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Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

U Stare Skoly 1, Prague 11000, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #57 of 270 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This historic pre-war Jewish neighborhood now stands as a silent memorial to its people.
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Coimbra, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

One of my best Praha experiences, if not the best. The Jewish Quarter has hundreds of history to tell, even the myths, like Golem. The amazing 5 synagogues, the cemetery, the ancient surroundings and the expanding space... all of this takes hours to see with the attention it deserves. We learnt history from middle ages, and Czeck jews had to... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The cemetery is astonishing. You certainly don’t have to be Jewish to connect with the history, the beauty, the tragedy, the stories…. Take a tour, you’ll get much more out of your visit, but spend a lot of time on your own walking around the cemetery and just…thinking. It’s right by the Charles Bridge, central to everything. It is about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Prague Jewish quarter is really beautiful and moving place. You really feel walking through the history. Jewish quarter in my opinion is next to the castle and Old town square one of the best places in Prague. We hired enthusiastic tour guide Anna Kristyna from Terezin private tours. (by the way Terezin with Pavel Batel was just outstanding!) She was... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The jewish quarter is quite beautiful and is absolutely interesting at most of its parts. Surely you can spend here among the 3 different cynagogues and the jewish cemetery at least around 2-3 hours. The different stories are of course the main breathtaking thing amongst these sites.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Although it was certainly interesting, I don't think a cemetery and the synagogues are something one should pay to see, and if one does, they shouldn't be the dearest of all attractions in Prague. As I say, no disrespect meant, but there were ALSO collection boxes every few metres. Unless you're VERY interested in the subject matter or have no... More

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Nitra, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I think this is one of the must sees in Prague with so interesting atmosphere. The one disadvantage is the fee to a lot of monuments.

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Lisbon, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We found ourselves very interested in visiting the jewish quarter, specially the jewish cemetery. when we got there we found out that you have to pay (around 300 czk) to visit all the monuments and the cemetery! I don't know if it's just me butyou shoulnd't have to pay to see where thousands of people lay in peace. It's a... More

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The walk through the Jewish Quarter is interesting and emotional. Several of the synagogues have been turned into museums, one of which is a memorial to the Jews who died during the Holocaust. The Jewish cemetery has approximately 12,000 tombstones, piled on top of each other because of lack of space (between 1439 and 1787, this was the only burial... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I really do like wandering around this fascinating part of the city, so many interesting buildings. Over the years I have mad many visits inside the buildings but even without actually entering any place it is still an amazing place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Prague's Josefov district is steeped in history and well worth a visit when in the city. The exhibition of children's drawings from Terezin in the Pinkas Synagogue is really moving, and the Jewish cemetery is also impressive. It was worth the extra fee to visit the Old-New Synagogue as it's still used as a place of worship.

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