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Spanish Synagogue

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Address: Vezenska 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 222 749 211
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Description: Permanent exhibitions: The History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia...
Permanent exhibitions: The History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, Part 2 This exhibition deals with the history of the Jews in the Bohemian lands from the reforms of Joseph II in the 1780s to the period after the Second World War. It highlights the gradual advancement toward greater equality and emancipation for Jews in Austria-Hungary, describes the foundation of the Czech-Jewish and Zionist movements, and profiles the most important Jewish entrepreneurs, scientists, writers, musicians and artists (including Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler). It also deals with the redevelopment of the Prague Jewish Town, Jewish sites of Bohemia and Moravia, and the history of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Special focus is on the Shoah of Jews from Bohemia and Moravia, and the Terezin ghetto. Synagogue Silver from Bohemia and Moravia Located on the upper floor, this permanent exhibition features a representative selection of more than 200 of the most valuable silver artefacts from the museum's collections. Most space is given over to Torah ornaments - shields, pointers, finials and crowns. Also on display are charity boxes, pitcher and basin sets for hand washing, Shabbat spice boxes, Kiddush cups, Hanukkah and Shabbat candles, and charity collection trays. The Spanish Synagogue is part of the Jewsh museum in Prague. The Spanish Synagogue is the most recent synagogue in the Prague Jewish Town. Built in 1868 for the local Reform congregation on the site of the 12th-century Altschul, which was the oldest synagogue in the Prague ghetto. It was called the Spanish Synagogue for its impressive Moorish interior design, influenced by the famous Alhambra. The building was designed by Josef Niklas and Jan Bělský, the remarkable interior (from 1882–83) by Antonín Baum and Bedřich Münzberger. František Škroup, the composer of the Czech national anthem, served as organist here in 1836-45.
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It´s said is perhaps the most beautiful synagogue,, my experiences there make me think it´s true. I went twice one for visit and the second one to be part of the religious service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It´s said is perhaps the most beautiful synagogue,, my experiences there make me think it´s true. I went twice one for visit and the second one to be part of the religious service friday night. For me and my wife it was an EXPERIENCE, visitors from Seattle, service shared with them , Touchfull.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It is unlike any other building in Prague, all the architecture here is done in Gothic style and this place just looks so different in comparison to everywhere else but that's not a bad thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Heard the most perfect evening of music. (I saw some of the performers at the Prague Symphony the night before). Overwhelmingly beautiful Synagogue - the acoustics were perfection. The musicians (especially the vocalist) were spectacular. A night to remember. (get there early to get the best seats)

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Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed the music and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The decorate inside this building in amazing. The details and painting are unbelievable. This together with the cases of items relating to the war and the stories they tell are not to be missed

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Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Unusual decor and stunningly beautiful. So much to see you need to take your time looking at the beautiful Moorish design. Check out the stained glass windows and the ceilings. Some of the most beautiful paintings and shapes are on the ceiling. The history included in the cases around the Synagogue is informative and heartbreaking. Do not miss going upstairs... More 

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Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Decorated in the Moorish style, this synagogue is a jewel in Prague's Jewish Quarter. It is not as big as I would have expected, but the colors and design make it very special. We were lucky enough to attend one of the weekly summer concerts the synagogue sponsors two nights a week going through July. We heard a classical concert--mostly... More 

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Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This Synagogue is overwhelmingly beautiful. There are so many delicate details throughout the space. Don't forget to look up. Some of the most beautiful paintings and shapes are on the ceiling. The history included in the cases around the Synagogue is informative and heartbreaking. Do not miss going upstairs to see the organ and get a view from above. The... More 

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Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a very impressive building., mainly the interior decoration. There is an interesting display around. We also enjoyed the great acousitcs of the place by attending a concert there one evening and it was a amazing/

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Thank you very much for your review, we will be happy to welcome you again! More 

Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was one of our best tours. Anna did a great job and went out of her way to assist us. The price was also reasonable.

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Spanish Synagogue, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed the guided tour. All of our tour guides have to sit rather difficult history exams and are professionally trained to answer your questions and give you necessary feedback. We do recommend to do a guided tour in case you are interested in more detail and to fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Don't miss the Spanish synagougue. The interior is amazingly beautiful and rich. Very special to see the Moorish influences. Try to go there on a sunny day; the light through the windows and dome is wonderful. On the first flor you can see the organ up close. There is also an exhibition of beautiful old silver Jewish objects used in... More 

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Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague! More 

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Address: Vezenska 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 222 749 211
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Josefov

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Josefov houses Prague’s Jewish community. This small neighborhood centered around Široká street is completely surrounded by Staré Město (Old Town). As the former Jewish Ghetto, today all that remains are a few synagogues and the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Europe. The narrow streets were once small enough that a person could touch the houses on both sides. You can still feel the dignity and history this neighborhood carries in its legacy as Franz Kafka’s birthplace. Nearby streets are full of kosher restaurants, museums and antique bookstores.
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