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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 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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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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Timisoara, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I read about this place and I went searching for it when I was in Prague. I passed next to it a few times without actually seeing it because only one part of thys building looks spectacular and you have to enter a park in order to see it. One can also buy tickits to go inside, but I decided... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Regardless of your faith, the Spanish Synagogue is simply spectacular. We were fortunate to enjoy an evening concert in this exquisite performing space. Any visit to Prague should included a trip to this house of worship conveniently located near a famous modernist statue of Franz Kafka.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was expensive but for those that appreciate Jewish History, it's worth paying for. Not only is it beautifully painted inside but it has a history of the Jews in Prague which I didn't know a lot of.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

From the outside it doesn't look like a typical synagogue, which makes it interesting. Very colorful and nice looking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I loved the interior design and also the interesting historical display of Jewish history and culture in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This Synagogue is indeed beautiful and unique. It is best appreciated by buying the full Jewish Museum ticket, so that you can also see the Pinkasova Synagogue, the Old New Synagogue, and the Jewish Cemetery. Even though you are not supposed to take pictures in these buildings, everyone is and no one is stopping them, which is quite annoying!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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