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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 #56 of 300 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent three hour walking tour with native Czech Jewish Guide. In addition to the abundance of information about Jewish history, when you pay for the tour, it includes all the entrance fees to the synagogues so you don't have to waste time waiting on line!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This was a key centre of Jewish life in Prague before the Second World War. It consists of five old synagogues, one of which, the Maisel Synagogue is currently closed for renovations, as well as the old cemetery. Only one of the synogogues is in use; the others are used to illustrate aspects of Jewish life, faith, and history in... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We went to the Jewish Quarter with a bicycle tour. The guide told us many stories about the life in the Jewish Quarter, about the Old New Synagoge and about the Jewish people in Prague in Second World War. It was very interesting!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

It took me 3 days to schedule a visit/tour with an English speaking guide... Overall, it was nice, but Old New Synagogue is such a rip off.. If I would be visiting it I would skip the ticket for it, for sure. Spanish Synagogue was really nice. The guide could have been more helpful and resourceful but he wasn't very... More

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited the Jewish Quarter including the museum and the synagogues and I would say this is a must if you are taking a trip to Prague. Very interesting from a historical perspective and easy to see everything in one morning leaving the rest of the day free to explore other sights. Easy to walk here from the Old Town.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When you visit this area, beware of a café Lamberty on Brehova - near the Jewish cemetery. Check other comments on Tripadvisor (search Lamberty, many reviews). The bad experience just ruins one's day. I hope you remember the name and avoid it. I hope you not just forget the name and decide to avoid eateries in the whole area.

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St. Albert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was a very easy and enjoyable walk around Prague's Jewish Quarter. There were some very striking and interesting Synagogues, a graveyard an excellent museum showing the struggles they had during WWII.

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Tayport. Fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Allow yourself plenty of time to visit this amazing place. So much to see, and full of history. The area is lovely, amazing streets.

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Kildare, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I had previously read mixed reviews of the Jewish Quarter before I visited and I was disappointed to find my self agreeing with the negative reviews. The sights were beautiful however the prices of the tickets catch you off guard. I also found the staff were not helpful in the slightest and were very rude and impatient. The cemetery and... More

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You can easily spend a whole day exploring the Jewish Quarter. The historic synagogues are amazing in their own right. One of my personal favorite sites is the Jewish graveyard.

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