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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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Chervena 250/2, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Josefov
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+420 224 819 456
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 9, 2012

It's not always easy to tell from the website (http://www.synagogue.cz/), but here are some tips if you're going on Shabbat morning. The service starts at 9; of course, lots of people show up later. There's no "eruv" in Prague, so I wore my own tallit...More

5  Thank Joe L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 25, 2012

just think that it's basically a one room tourist atraction for the same price as the short tour at prague castle cpmplex! it's ridiculously overpriced and completly barren on the inside so there is literally NOTHING to see here. of all the wonderful things to...More

7  Thank LauraButoi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest synagogue in Prague. It’s small but functional. The two staff manning the entrance are kindly and friendly. Inside the synagogue visitors are seated freely around areas meant for Jewish service. There weren’t any objections regarding this from the staff. I think if you...More

Thank TangCS74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is still a working synagogue and is an interesting enough building, but it is very expensive to visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the misfortune to visit this place recently. My wife took a seat to soak in the atmosphere and pay her respects, along with may others. As she did so some harpy of a tour guide rushed over and accused her loudly of destroying...More

Thank Rcdrich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently this is the oldest synagogue in continuous use (except during Nazi/WWII) and that most of the medieval artifacts are still used today! The structure is fascinating. If walks could talk, there is a wealth of history in this building. Across the street is another...More

Thank creativecrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is still an active synagogue but very small and despite it’s obvious history thought it pricey for what it is. 220 Kr each. Very small and would not advise a must see other than the outside. Men have to wear a kippah which you...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This was by far the oldest synagogue that we visited with Jonas, our excellent guide from Wittmann Tours and he explained in detail the legend of the Golem whose remains are supposedly in the attic of this synagogue.

Thank Stucolco
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating site. Definitely worth a visit as part of the excellent Jewish quarter sites. Pass to visit all the sites is a bit expensive but worth buying as each has very different displays, architectural features and historical information of various types. Take time to ask...More

Thank Snowshaman
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We wanted to visit the Spanish Synagogue, however we had to settle for the Old-New because of the price. This is a small, historic place, with not a lot to see.

Thank chusamaria48
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It costs too much to enter but they do give you a paper skull cap. This is historical since it is the oldest and still active synagogue in Prague and I believe throughout Europe. There really is not a lot to see.

Thank michael p
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Is interesting to visit a synagogue after all the churches and cathedrals tour. This is a small synagogue but full with history. Not much to view except the building but good for historical lover to understand the Jewish life in old time.

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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
...More
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