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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 #34 of 318 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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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful interiors we saw in Prague. The marrying of Moorish design with the synagogue layout was wonderful. The intricate decorations from the walls and ceiling to the lighting were all spectacular. In particular the folding of the Jewish motifs (Star of David) into the designs was subtle and clever. The exhibits were also quite... More

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Split, Croatia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The price for this Jewish tour was so expensive and it is a waste of money..I visited St. Paul Cathedral in center of London and the entrance is free, and here you must pay a lot of money to see nothing!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a stunning synagogue to visit. It does have a small fee to enter (50 Crowns or $2.50) but it is worth it in my opinion. It is a Synagogue that is made in an Islamic style so it has a lot of very geometric features with no icons other than the star of David. There are also displays... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

In my opinion this is Prague's most beautiful synagogue. It is an architectural beauty and should not be missed. There are a lot of items on display inside but the one that fascinated me the most was a Star of David that Jews were forced to wear during WWII. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed inside but that doesn't stop a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Certainly not the oldest synagogue ....but an astounding piece of architecture. Not to be missed. A must for your Prague visit.

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Definatelly the best synaogue in Prague. Go czech it out after the jewish cemetery. It's one of a kind, completely different from the others. It wont take you much time and the inside part is just gorgeous! It reminded me of a mosque, what a weird mix between religious buildings!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A string quintet with a vocalist delivered a well-paced performance of well-known music in the richly decorated synagogue. A great way to see the synagogue and enjoy one of Prague's many musical treats.

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A beautiful synagogue with a Moorish influenced interior that is well restored. Had the delight of attending a concert in this space. A great time!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The old Jewish life in Prague and what happened to it as a result of WWII is a must for any traveller. It bears witness to the history of the Jewish people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

On our last overseas trip we book a cruise and an independent tour. Unfortunately the timing was such that all the famous symphony orchestras were on their summer break. We look on the net and found concerts were available in the evening at the Spanish synagogue. The site indicate that there were three concerts held each week. We attended the... More

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