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Jewish Museum in Prague

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Address: U stare shkoly 141/1 | U Stareho Hrbitova 3a, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-222749211
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

This historic pre-war Jewish neighborhood now stands as a silent memorial...

This historic pre-war Jewish neighborhood now stands as a silent memorial to its people.

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A popular tourist area so be prepared to queue a bit. The history of the jewish people in Prague is very well presented in the synagues and the old jewish quarter and graveyard... read more

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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A popular tourist area so be prepared to queue a bit. The history of the jewish people in Prague is very well presented in the synagues and the old jewish quarter and graveyard are worth a wak around. Obviously the WW11 history is very sad but a must if you want to understand the suffering these poor people went through.

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One gets a flavor of past times, both good and bad. You learn a lot about Judaism while mourning the Nazi crimes and admiring the care taken of all the museums.

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Kiryat Shmona, Israel
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I visited the synagogue and cemetery as part of a guided tour. The memorial is moving and the visit in the cemetery was very interesting.

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A must see for anyone interested in the history of the Jewish Community in Prague over the centuries. Initially I was shocked that there was a charge for going into a synagogue, but having bought an 'A' ticket to several of the sites, I understand and am pleased if it's the visitors' payments that help to keep this unique cultural... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This complex of synagogues from 1000 CE to present is a learning and explanatory opportunity into Jewish life in Prague before WW2. The learning about traditions around death and the role of the community to the cemetery are impressive. The roll of those lost in the holocaust is long and sad.

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Incorporate a visit here with a visit to the Synagogue and museum as it works out cheaper. Doing them individually is quite expensive. They are all located close together in the Jewish Quarter

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum and cemetery are so very sad, but definitely worth visiting. It is shocking to see, and a great lesson in history.

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Very moving and unique cemetery where you used to walk freely among the headstones but are now restricted to paths. This measure is very understandable to keep this cemetery intact. You can only be silent walking around there as well as in the Pinkas Synagogue, converted now into a museum, where on the ground floor, the names of hundreds and... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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The synagouges are several within the Museum complex, and are all different in style and huge and beautiful. There is also holocaust memorial listing the names of tens of thousands of victims, the Old Jewish Cemetery, which is a haunting place. This area was an enforced ghetto and most of the 100,000 Jews in Prague were deported by the Nazis... More 

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Well worth seeing; the cemetery itself is so eloquent. Lots of Israeli visitors were there. An important historical remnant.

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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 neighborhood carries in its legacy as Franz Kafka’s birthplace. Nearby streets are full of kosher restaurants, museums and antique bookstores.
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