Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague

Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague

Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague

Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
**This place is temporarily closed** Permanent exhibitions: The History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, Part 2 This exhibition deals with the history of the Jews in the Bohemian lands from the reforms of Joseph II in the 1780s to the period after the Second World War. It highlights the gradual advancement toward greater equality and emancipation for Jews in Austria-Hungary, describes the foundation of the Czech-Jewish and Zionist movements, and profiles the most important Jewish entrepreneurs, scientists, writers, musicians and artists (including Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler). It also deals with the redevelopment of the Prague Jewish Town, Jewish sites of Bohemia and Moravia, and the history of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Special focus is on the Shoah of Jews from Bohemia and Moravia, and the Terezin ghetto. Synagogue Silver from Bohemia and Moravia Located on the upper floor, this permanent exhibition features a representative selection of more than 200 of the most valuable silver artefacts from the museum's collections. Most space is given over to Torah ornaments - shields, pointers, finials and crowns. Also on display are charity boxes, pitcher and basin sets for hand washing, Shabbat spice boxes, Kiddush cups, Hanukkah and Shabbat candles, and charity collection trays. The Spanish Synagogue is part of the Jewsh museum in Prague. The Spanish Synagogue is the most recent synagogue in the Prague Jewish Town. Built in 1868 for the local Reform congregation on the site of the 12th-century Altschul, which was the oldest synagogue in the Prague ghetto. It was called the Spanish Synagogue for its impressive Moorish interior design, influenced by the famous Alhambra. The building was designed by Josef Niklas and Jan Bělský, the remarkable interior (from 1882–83) by Antonín Baum and Bedřich Münzberger. František Škroup, the composer of the Czech national anthem, served as organist here in 1836-45.
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 5 min walk
  • Lesser • 10 min walk
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TerryfromToledo
Laguna Beach, CA412 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Unique synagogue with Moorish, Spanish influence. Good display of Jewish history in Prague.
Part of the overall tour of synagogues. Go for it.
Lots of good restaurants in this part of town as well.
Written November 30, 2021
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Written December 3, 2021
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Richard
15 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Beautiful synagogues and well told histories in the different museum sites. The Spanish synagogue particularly is very beautiful and the stories told are very informative.
Written November 1, 2021
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Written November 4, 2021
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AMFM M
83 contributions
Oct 2021 • Business
Buildings were amazing with beautiful shapes and lines and audios to guide you through. Although I think the entrant tickets for 7 locations still a bit expensive
Written October 23, 2021
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Written October 25, 2021
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Tito C
Madrid, Spain2 contributions
May 2020
Although small compared to similar places around the world, this synagogue is one of the most beautiful places we've ever seen.

Built in the second half of the 19th century, it is a stunning example of Moorish Revival Style (articulated decorative ornament). Its colors are both joyful and ceremonial.

Listening to a classical music concert on it added to the experience, and allowed for plenty of time to visually discover every corner of it.

Do not leave Prague without enjoying this historic and peaceful treasure.
Written April 30, 2021
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Written May 17, 2021
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Charles H
9 contributions
Dec 2020
Wow. Just wow! Stunning!! The most beautiful synagogue I've ever seen, and my favourite from our family trip to Prague - an absolute must see
Written April 7, 2021
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Written April 29, 2021
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Flyawhey | Health & Travel Blog
Lexington, KY152 contributions
Feb 2020
It's simply stunning, the history itself is so incredibly tragic but the synagogue itself is quite stunning. When purchasing your ticket, you get access to some of the other synagogues too. They're all walking distance from each other.
Written January 12, 2021
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Written February 5, 2021
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Alasdair R
Oxford, UK189 contributions
Feb 2020
The various synagogues, galleries and museums we visited with our several venue ticket were all vaguely interesting but presented in rather dated fashion with long worthy descriptions of Jewish life but not particularly engagingly written. The exception was the beautiful Pinkas Synagogue - a moving experience. The Jewish cemetery is remarkable for the way it has grown and for the quantity of graves but it can be quickly visited. If it’s possible I’d stick with just it and the Pinkas.
Written February 21, 2020
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Written February 26, 2020
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nhmo
Hanover, NH80 contributions
Oct 2019
One of the saddest places I have ever been, but the history is so important. Everyone should have to see this place. It makes the atrocities of WWII very real.
Written February 15, 2020
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Written February 26, 2020
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Louise P
Smeaton Grange, Australia112 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Was very interesting to visit the museum. Particularly the jewish cemetery and understand the history of the people. 100,00 people jewish buried in five layers 20,000 per layer. Definately worth visiting for historical interest
Written December 3, 2019
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Written February 26, 2020
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Bill L
Saint Paul, MN109 contributions
Oct 2019
There is so much to see here that you can easily spend hours. But it is also divided into a number of different synagogues and the cemetery so that it is easy to pick and choose depending on your desires.
Written November 8, 2019
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Written February 26, 2020
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