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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 #59 of 303 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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Crete, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had a nice evening walk in the jewish quarter and we enjoyed it. We didnt get in the synagogues (only saw the buildings outside). There were very nice buildings everywhere and I also appreciated the nice, calm atmosphere, not so crowded and touristy (this is really valuable in Prague!). We started our walk from Parizca street (very beautiful street,... More

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Pittsburgh
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I really had a limited amount of time to see as much as I could of Prague and a few fellow tourists and I chose to see the Jewish quarter. Although I felt like we rushed through it, I have to say that that hour has haunted me since my return from Europe. The Jewish quarter had a museum which... More

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We got the number 2 ticket including the new old synagogue, maisel (which is closed for construction), pinkas with cemetary, klausen and ceremonial hall. This was 10% of our total 3day budget and sincerely not worth it at all. Only the cemetary and the spanish synagogue are worthwhile. Its interior is absolutely magnificent. Very detailed painted ceilings and walls; very... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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106 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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