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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 #25 of 269 attractions in Prague
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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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is typically the last stop of the Jewish Quarter Tour. Hopefully you got the combi-ticket with the Old Cemetery and the other Synagogues along the way as this is the best of the buildings. No pictures allowed is a bummer, but there is an excellent series of displays (in English) chronicling the Czech/Jewish experience for the past 3-4 years.... More

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Somerset
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was very a different style of synagogue, with very ornate interior and stained glass windows. Don't miss the second floor which has a very detailed and poignant exhibition on the history of the Jews in Prague.

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We payed the tour 2 that included this synagogue. It is worth to visit!! it is really beautiful and you can learn a bit more about judaism. Photos are sadly not allowed.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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60 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Welcome to History, welcome to Prague the ancient and quaint City. The architecture if breathaking, so many places to see and so many things to do. You will not be bored.

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited the Spanish Synagogue after purchasing the all-inclusive ticket for all Jewish sites in Old Town Prague. Unfortunately we were unable to attend a concert here. The interior is splendid. There is a fair size display upstairs relating to history of the area during WW2.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I have never managed a trip inside but visited the exterior many times,quite a lovely building and very different from the ones that surround it.

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We visited the synagogue as part of The Jewish Museum tour and it is a very impressive building with a beautiful Moorish decor and it houses part of the exhibition "the history of the Jews in Bohemia" which was very interesting.We later returned for a fantastic concert by the Czech Collegium comprising a brilliant string quintet and soprano and the... More

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Donaghadee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I found this synagogue a little strange. The painted and gilded walls and ceilings are stunning, but to me it looks more concert hall than synagogue. It certainly does not feel like a place of worship. The exhibits telling the history of the Prague Jews during the Holocaust are very moving.

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Sebastopol, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We couldn't get over the beauty of this synagogue. We attended one of their evening concerts which had me smiling ear to ear. Attend a concert. It is so joyful in this unusual setting. Members of the renowned Prague Symphony play.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

A beautiful venue for a small almost personal concert. Less than 30 people turned up for the Gershwin concert by the Czech Collegium. This ensemble featured musicians from the Czech Symphony Orchestra and a guest trumpet soloist. What made this concert even more enjoyable was that the musicians so obviously loved what they were doing. It was a very cold... More

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