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Spanish Synagogue (Spanelska Synagoga)

Vezenska 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #28 of 270 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.

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Phila, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

What an interesting synagogue! It is very ornate and beautiful and my favorite of the various ones we saw in Eastern Europe. The small fee is worth it.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This cynagogue was definitely most beautiful one from all of the other ones. The differest stories that are told in the cynagogue and some of the stories of these cynagogue are really interesting and quite amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A must see on your visit to Prague. Breathtaking renovated interior. Our visit gave an incredible historic perspective to the pre WWII Jewish community of Prague.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

One of the most beautiful synagogues I have ever seem. The wall are covers with gold decorations. It is pity they don't let to take pictures there.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If I had not visited the Spanish Synagogue, I would never have known that one of my favorite 19th century composers, Gustav Mahler, was Czech! There he is, in a display case along with other notable Czech composers in the synagogue's balcony. Other display cases feature Jewish Czech writers, artists and so forth. The gorgeous ornate interior of the building... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As unique as this synagogue is in style, and as drenched in history as it is, you really don't want to miss it. Not nearly the crowds of the Jewish Cemetery and plenty of history. A small fee will get you in, but it's so worth it. There's also the Franz Kafka statue out front for a photo op!

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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

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

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

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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