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The Old-New Synagogue: Tours & Tickets

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The oldest surviving example of a medieval twin-nave synagogue, the early-Gothic structure was built during the 13th century.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Maiselova 18, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Josefov
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There's a big sign on the door as you enter the synagogue telling you to close the door behind you which is fair enough. However, there was someone coming in behind me so I held the door open for her and made my way down...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JWellingtonWimpy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the area, and looked at the architecture of all the various buildings . Unfortunately, the synagogue was closed on the day we visited, so we only got an external view.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank michieg121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This synagogue is almost like a hidden treasure. It is the oldest landmark of the Jewish town in Prague and is more than 700 years old and built by stonemasons from the royal workshop. The interior is arched by 6 bays of five ribbed vaulting...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank joy4124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old New Synagogue is important historically, culturally, and architecturally. There is a fee to enter the synagogue. If you do not want to pay the fee, at least take some time to walk around the oldest surviving synagogue in Europe.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank utfiero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was part of our ticket for the Jewish Quarter and as the Spanish Synagogue is currently shut our only real insight into the religion. TripAdvisor suggests 1-2 hours n our on line guide an hour but to be honest we were in n out...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

This amazing structure is arched by six bays of five-ribbed vaulting with twelve pointed windows representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The synagogue has been serving the Jewish community for over 700 years. Helpful Hint: Buy the ticket that includes the cemetery and museum with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank geovaughnni
Reviewed August 25, 2019

Jewish Quarter wasn't a choice to review so I picked the oldest and most interesting of all the Synagogues. We followed the Rick Steve's walking guide of the Jewish quarter of Prague and found it to be an enriching lesson in history in addition to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Karen W
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

This and the remainder of the Jewish quarter in Prague is very interesting and moving. There only about 600,Jews left in Prague of the 13,000 that were there before the holocaust. There are other building as well. If you have the time purchase the ticket...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

$10 U.S to see nothing. There are three tours you can buy. Spend the extra $7 and upgrade from #3 to #2. It will take you longer to read this review than it will to see this building. They should not charge for this. Better...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

This is a small quite iconic synagogue a block from the exit of the Cemetery. It is still functional today and dates back into the 13th Century. I read that this is the oldest synagogue in Europe. It is designed in a gothic style. It...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Josefov
Josefov houses Prague’s Jewish community. This small
neighborhood centered around Široká street is
completely surrounded by Staré Město (Old Town). As
the former Jewish Ghetto, today all that remains are a
few synagogues and the oldest surviving Jewish
cemetery in Europe. The narrow streets were once small
enough that a person could touch the houses on both
sides. You can still feel the dignity and history this
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Debsmc77
February 26, 2019|
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Response from snavi153 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it costs 200 CZK for basic entrance.
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May 2, 2018|
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Response from Pavel V | Property representative |
It's better to have some ID with you and count with the security check.
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