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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 #76 of 318 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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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Quaint, clean,safe and historic. Nice to stroll through the streets and watch the people go on with their days. A very nice Synagogue with a pleasant Rabi to answer any questions or to have a conversation.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The cemetery with crooked cramped gravestones makes for an eery backdrop into a lost past that was filled with a unique history. The Old-New Synagogue may still house the Golem, a humanoid created 400 years ago to protect the community. The most completely preserved Jewish quarter in Eastern Europe.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent collection of exhibitions about the history of the Jews of Prague. Highlight is the cemetery. Well worth a visit.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

While planning the trip to Prague we had an idea to visit Josefov, especially the Old Jewish cemetery. Obviously we had no idea that the ticket is so expensive! Now I'm glad we skipped the whole thing.

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Ystad, Sverige
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Always been fascinated by cemetaries for some reasons. You would never guess what's behind those Walls in The middle Of The city. Not necessary to take The tour. Walk your own pace, read The signs, and be amazed.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We wouldn't have wanted to take the Jewish Heritage Tour without a guide as we wouldn't have appreciated as much what we were seeing and wouldn't have learned much either. Our guide was included with our Tauck World Discovery trip, but Tours by Locals offer the same type of tour.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was the WORST experience I had in Prague! The ticket for the Museum was more expensive than going to the Prague Castle (the biggest castle in all of Europe)!! And they had absolutely nothing to offer. The ticket was to include entry to 5 synagogues, the cemetery and the museum. One of the Synagogues was under renovation and not... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our guide for this English-language tour that we bought at the Jewish Quarter Information Center was perfect for this tour! He was the son of Jewish parents who'd been interred at Terrazin and then brought up in past-war Prague under Soviet rule. The whole history of what the Czech people, especially the Jews, came alive with his family story. Time... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Given the history of the Jewish people across Europe it is surprising to find so much of the heritage so well preserved. The visit explains why this is the case and there are a lot of individual and unique sites to see within the whole experience. One overall ticket per person is just under 500CK (so about £15) but it... More

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New York City, New York
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Definitely the most interesting Jewish neighborhood we've seen in Europe. The Synagogues are beautiful and there are many of them to visit. A must see when in Prague.

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