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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
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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$39.36*
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Jewish Prague Walking Tour
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$37.64*
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Prague Jewish Town Including Admission to the Jewish Museum and Old Jewish...
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Private Tour: Prague Jewish Museum and Old-New Synagogue Walking Tour

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Saddening !

Such a sad sight, all those gravestones in such a small space. Everyone should know and learn from this !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very sobering, solemn and historic experience. All the names in the synagogue and the tumbled headstones in the cemetery made quite and impression - a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you know nothing of the Jewish faith then this tour is for you, it helps to explain their customs, their long history of rejection by others and all that they have suffered. A little bit of knowledge never hurt anyone

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is hard to give something so sad 5*s, but certain things are a must see. There were about 12,000 bodies buried in a really tiny space for a cemetery. It is very touching to see little stones left on the graves. This must be a tradition that I am not familiar with because I am not Jewish. Of all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You get a strange mystical feeling in this place. Worth visiting also the synagogues that transformed into museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so moved by the work the Jewish community in association with this museum has done to preserve the memory of the Jews from the Czech Republic lost in WWII. So much work has done since the collapse of communism in the country. Very important and moving experience.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having taken a walking tour of the Jewish quarter, a few days later we decided to visit the museum. We paid our entry and were then offered English language headphones at a cost of 8 euros each. This seemed rather steep as the entry fee wasn't the cheapest, so we politely declined. The museum is small and the walls were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We bought the 300 czk admission ticket which is good for one week. This ticket provides you access to many synagogues (but not the old-new synagogue) and the old Jewish cemetery. Note, if you want to take pictures you must buy a permit to do so. We found the exhibits in each of the synagogues to be extremely informative and... More 

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a sad sight, all those gravestones in such a small space. Everyone should know and learn from this !

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit to learn about history of Jewish Prague. You can buy ticket, which will last for 7 days from date of purchase. It is take time to absorbe it, I did not have time, so I went throught everything quite quickly, but definetely with audio guide takes quite while!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to work next to this place and the view from my office window in the early 1990's was one of disbelief, the number of headstones just piled one on top of the other. Today a lot of work, and care has gone into tidying the place.

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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 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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