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“Not worth the price of admission”

Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The oldest surviving example of a medieval twin-nave synagogue, the early-Gothic structure was built during the 13th century.
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Unless you are knowledgeable about the Jewish faith and history and can fully appreciate Jewish artifacts, skip this. It is a very small building and not much in the way of sights. We did not think it was at all worth the price of admission. I've visited many mosques, churches and synagogues and this one was disappointing.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Dating back to the late 1200's (do you believe it???), this gem of a synagogue is wonderful example of a Gothic building, and it IS the most ancient synagogue in Europe.
While I did not find any trace of the famous Golem in the synagogue, walking in its two ancient naves and absorbing the atmosphere was truly a wonderful experience.
While no photography is allowed inside, as long as you keep you flash switched off – you'd be fine.

2  Thank TheShis
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We paid for it (400 CZK) and later we were told that if you go to pray (of course, if you are jewish), only on shabbat they do, entrance was free.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Of all the synagogues we visited in Prague, this in my humble opinion was the one that felt most spiritual . I loved it for its symplicity, and one could feel time stand still. It really felt ancient and like a refuge, which during some of the more turbulent times in Europe must have been greatly valued. We bought the two day pass for the Jewish quarters, and this synagogue and the old cemetery accross the street were my and my wife's favourite.

1  Thank AwesomeSEA
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

There is no doubting the cultural and religious importance of this building – but that can be the only reason to visit. The building is old, but lacks the architectural quality of most churches in Prague. However, the most disappointing thing was the decision to charge over £7 per person. A ridiculous price to visit what is, in effect, a small room. Unless you are going for religious reasons, don’t bother

3  Thank Dangary
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