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Spanish Synagogue (Spanelska Synagoga)

Vezenska 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
224-819-456
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Ranked #32 of 313 attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: Built on the site where The Old Shul (oldest Jewish prayer house) once stood, the Moorish-style synagogue houses exhibitions retelling the history of... more » Owner description: Built on the site where The Old Shul (oldest Jewish prayer house) once stood, the Moorish-style synagogue houses exhibitions retelling the history of the Bohemian and Moravian Jews from the end of the 18th century through World War II. « less
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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went to see just the Spanish Synagogue, at a cost of 70 CZK, rather than the full Jewish Museum ticket which includes a number of Synagogues. The synagogue itself is beautiful, both inside and out, with incredibly ornate Moorish-style decoration, apparently influenced by the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. It houses exhibitions on the experience of the Jews in Prague,... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lovely synagogue in the Spanish style. Dark woods with inlays. Very pretty. The whole family enjoyed the synagogue.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This Moorish appearing synagogue is very stately on the outside and quite ornate in the interior. The synagogue is still in jse today.

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed the effort to establish a historical context for the Jewish community in Prague (and the whole of CZ). Well worth the entrance fee. We only visited this site of the multiple sites in the Jewish Quarter and hope to get back later in our visit to see some others.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The synagogue was big and very well-preserved. It's a pity we are not allowed to take pictures since the interior is really beautiful. Don't miss the exhibition inside the synagogue. It's really informative about the history of the Jewish district, the Spanish synagogue, as well as life in the camp. You will get a great insight of how they struggled... More

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Ashkelon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you love Gershwin / Bernstein/ Lerner and Loewe , you'd be hard pushed to find a more beautiful location to hear a group of 6 professional classical musicians playing their hits. But if you don't love the above, I'd say come to see the synagogue during its opening hours and ponder it for its beauty and history. If you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Spanish synagogue is supposed to be the nicest in Europe. I agree with it, jewish city in Prague is unique in its originality, as it survived holocaust. The exterier of the synagogue doesn't prepare you what you will see inside. According to its name the synagogue was built in moorish style (alhambra) and interier is decorated on every piece of... More

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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4 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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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the most ornate synagogue in Prague, with full restoration and very ornate interior. Glitters with gold and silver you feel the Spanish influence right away.

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

A place of outstanding beauty, entrance fee included in Jewish Quarter entrance fee, £10 approx, well worth it for this alone. Amazing walls, clings, alters. Lots of very interesting facts, artefacts on display.

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