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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 #70 of 317 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were initially introduced to the area while on a Segway tour and decided this was an area we wanted to re-visit. Of the several museums and synagogues open for tours the most interesting for us was the Cemetery. The prices for entry to all of the sites were a tad on the expensive side, so I would rank the... More

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

the Jewish quarter is worth visiting. the synagogues are worth visiting as it is such an experience. the whole of the area is lovely, even though it was busy you still have a sense of space the cemetery is peaceful but moving.

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The World
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The museum apparently explains the history of prejudice against the Jews, but after visiting this place and being confronted by the rude staff in the ticket office, I wouldn’t even go in. I felt as though we were expected to feel privileged for being there, and that this prejudice was even promoted by themselves with the impudent price for a... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We covered this area on a walking tour and decided we were interested in going back to visit the individual attractions. The Jewish Quarter is made up of several different museums. The entry to them is pretty expensive relative to what you see - the only one that is worth the entrance fee is the Cemetary.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Walking/touring Prague's Jewish quarter is emotional, but imperative to understand the Czech's history, and the history of Europe. It's hard to comprehend the mistreatment that occurred, but the resiliency and strength shines through. Yes, there are charges to visit the synagogues and cemetery, but it's worth the ticket price. Give yourself a full 1/2 day for the visits.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was a meaningful and beautiful part of our trip to Prague. My daughter and I booked a tour with Precious Legacy Tours and were lucky to have Clara as our guide. She was an expert in Prague's Jewish history and her insights were wonderful. I highly recommend booking with Precious Legacy but confirm in advance if possible. The meeting... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Jewish Quarter is very interesting and fascinating. You have a lot to see there: museums, synagogues, Jewish houses...there's so much history that even a non-historic fan will like this part of Prague.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a tour, I think from Contact. Although the guide was not Jewish, she was very knowledgible. The Maisel shul was unfortunately under renovation, due to reopen next year, but we saw the other five, and the cemetery. You may not film or take photos, except in the cemetery, where you pay a minor fee. We saw the graves... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a wonderful place to go for all history enthusiasts. I am not a history enthusiast myself, but I still found it fascinating. The old cemetery is a must-see. The only downside to this site is the abundance of tour groups, which tend to be a bit of a problem throughout all of Prague. Still worth it, though!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I had been looking forward to visiting the Josefov area with all of its historic associations. Having just visited the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin this same week I found the Jewish Cemetry very interesting as it had I understand inspired the architect of the Berlin memorial. However I was taken aback to find I had to pay extra to take... More

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