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Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

Address: U Stare Skoly 1, Prague 11000, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
Phone Number: 222 749 211
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$69*
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Private Tour: Prague City Segway Tour
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$31*
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Prague in One Day Sightseeing Tour
75%
Ranked #58 of 293 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Fee: No
Owner description: This historic pre-war Jewish neighborhood now stands as a silent...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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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  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
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Werder upon Havel, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Trying to visit jewish cemetry was linked to a complete tour what I found to be a disadvantage. Not possible to enter just for some quiet moments.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On the recommendation of Pavel Batel who we visited Terezin with, we hired Anna to guide us around the Jewish Quarter. As we are not Jewish it was very useful to have Anna to explain more about the Jewish traditions and history than we would have learned from visiting the Synagogues alone. It was very interesting to learn the history... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Prague's Jewish Quarter is filled with historic synagogues and the best preserved Art Nouveau architecture in Europe. It has one breathtakingly beautiful building after another. Even if you do not wish to pay admission to the historic Jewish buildings, do not miss a chance to walk through this beautiful neighborhood.

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Milan, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nice to pass by, good for those who want to discover their roots. Expensive compared to other attractions in Prague but you can still appreciate the architecture from outside

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Antalya, Turkey
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61 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went with a guide and she made the whole walk come alive with the history and the sights that we visited. This tour is important for one to understand some of the history of this town and the subsequent events around World War 2. Not only could one see the effects of the ghetto, but one could also marvel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were recommended to tour the Jewish Quarter with Anna Kristyna Sion by guide, Pavel Batel - it was a great suggestion. Anna is a young and enthusiastic guide with a passion for her subject - the history of Jews in Prague. Anna did a lot more than accompany us to the main sites - she helped us to understand... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Historical synagogues, beautiful old cemetery on the one hand - very commercial on the other - Jewish mascots, kitsch souvenirs, a lot of designer stores and fancy restaurants. All dedicated to mass tourism. However, if you are able to switch off the whole commercial spirit, you can still feel the old romantic atmosphere there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We spent over 3 hours on the Jewish quarter tour, it was fascinating, the synagogues were very interesting as were the displays. The children's drawing were very sad. We paid and used the walking tour earphones which added to the experience. The earphones also took you on a walk around the old town which was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Walking through the quarters and hearing about the history of this area made a great combination. It is unbelievable how the Jewish Quarter used to be a slum, how the conditions changed during different regimes to finally reach its current status.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited this on a guided tour. Unfortunately we only got chance to do the walking tour, it would have been great to have visited the museums but they were shut by the time we had finished the tour, apparently they close earlier in the winter. It was a very heartfelt and moving tour, we learnt a lot from our... More 

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