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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 #31 of 303 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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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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NW Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a very ornate synagogue; just incredible. There were also many displays and exhibits of articles used in Jewish ceremonies that were very interesting.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited the synagogue during the day - saw the exhibits, which were ok. The real attraction is the beautiful interior - this synagogue escaped damage during WWII and was wonderfully restored. Later we went to a Gershwin concert which was very enjoyable. If you can only see one synagogue in the Jewish quarter - this is it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was the best of the Jewish sites. In general the sites were overpriced for what is included, but this was definitely the highlight. The interior is nice, and is interestingly designed after the Alhambra in Granada (a Moorish palace).

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Beautiful concert, great building and acoustic. The musicians seemed to enjoy their play and were lively. Exquisite solist.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Unbelievable beauty and craftsmanship. Also carries with it the sad history of Jews in the Czech lands over the last few centuries. Nominal entrance fee allows a different look at a synagogue in the moorish theme.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you are interested in history, art or architecture add this gem to your list. It is unbelievably beautiful inside, the walls remind me of Damascene or Toledo Ware Jewelry on a huge scale. Such beautiful gold on the dark background. Also an important memorial/museum. A must see!

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