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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 315 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 August 31, 2014 NEW

Just breathtaking! Don't miss this beautiful synagogue. The exhibition inside is also well organized. Lots of information in English.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Go during the day to really see the spectacular interior and the moving exhibit about the Jews in Prague. We went back in the evening and heard a one-hour concert of classical 'hits.' The intimate and beautiful setting made the music extra special - my (teenage) son and I found this a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. Note tickets are... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The synagogue is beautiful both from the inside and outside. All the decoations and organs are very nice and interesting. On the first floor you can fint several exhibits with an interesting history. The building itself is nice decorated and the style is very interesting. Since this is a religious place, I think that people who visit it should have... More

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is really worth a visit. Built in the 18th century in Morrish art-modejar- this synagogue is beautiful. It ressembles a lot of the islamic art we can see in Morocco. There is a museum, but we skipped it!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

From the outside, the Spanish Synagogue has no religious markings at all. It looks more like a banal blocky communist ministry than a house of worship. The interiors of the synagogue, relies on luxurious earth tone Moorish arabesque designs on every inch of the sanctuary, much like the Jubilee Synagogue, only smaller. There are no carved statues or frescoes in... More

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Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One of the highlights of our trip was going to an evening concert here. There was basically a chamber orchestra plus a trumpet and a soprano. The synagogue is extremely ornate, but very intimate, with fantastic accoustics. For 700 CKR, you are treated to an hour of music from Mozart to Gershwin. The concerts are not nightly, and they do... More

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Maalot Tarshikha, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I mean, the synagogue is beautiful, from the outside and the inside. But, I think that were not enough jewish signs, even not hebrew inside. I am not talking about the outside, even in the museum itself.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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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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