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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga)

Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga)
Cervena 2, Prague 11000, Czech Republic (Josefov)
224-819-456
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Ranked #251 of 1,345 things to do in Prague
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The oldest surviving example of a medieval twin-nave synagogue, the early-Gothic structure was built during the 13th century.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Small with poor information and very unhelpful staff. The people in the ticket office were sullen and only seemed to be inerested in getting money out of the visitors. Old and potentially interesting venue but wouldn't recommend it with current staff.

Visited February 2013
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

If you are interested in the background of Jewish heritage you should buy the ticket that encompasses ALL of the attractions in the Jewish Quarter. The ticket for the Synagogue on its own is a little disappointing but all proceeds do go to the Holocaust fund. If your faith does not include Judaism it is important to seek out a guide who will explain in your own language. They are all volunteers who will explain the various artifacts. Without their help the visit will take only 5 minutes. With their help we stayed over an hour. Quite a humbling experience.

Visited February 2013
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Castlebar, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Went as part of a tour and frankly i wouldve missed it otherwise. The history behind it is quite interesting and its a lovely little building. You can go inside and explore for a small fee but its nice to just look at outiside.

Visited December 2012
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Zilina, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very interesting...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

part of the Jewish history in Prague, very uniqe in whole Europe. Try to close your eyes and breathe the same air as prying Jews many centuries ago! There is a part of original pavement by this synagogue too, so you can imagine the old times...

Visited January 2013
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Meyreuil, France
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“The Old-New Synagogue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Definitely worth seeing, this 13th century synagogue has survived many troubling times, and is still actively used. The entrance is on Červená 250/2, just off Maiselova and very near the chic shopping street Parizska, and adjacent to a lovely little park with a powerful bronze statue in the middle. Tickets are purchased in the shop opposite the entrance on Červená and cost 200.00 Kc or about $10. Photographs are not allowed inside the synagogue. Not open on the Jewish Sabbath days and holidays. There are no tours inside, but there are ticket ladies who will answer questions.

Visited January 2013
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