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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 July 19, 2013

My group visited this synagogue late at night, after closing hours, with an expert in the works and life of the Maharal of Prague (the most notable inhabitant of the Synagogue).
For us it wasn't a tourist attraction, but the history of the place is amazing.
Make sure you are guided by someone who knows what they are talking about and can make the place come alive.

2  Thank mik5star
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Compared to some of the huge cathedrals in Europe, the Old-New synagogue may seem a little disappointing. However, this is an extremely old synagogue and is amazingly still in use. It is important to take the time to savour the history here. Most of these old synagogues were destroyed...so take a moment to reflect on how lucky we are to have some history physically left before you complain about the price. Get the ticket that includes ALL of the Jewish sites, so you can spend a day learning and thinking.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

A historical place to see, worth the admission if you want to see a piece of an old synagogue and Jewish ways.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

For starters don't be surprised that your ticket for this synagogue is not included in the Jewish museum ticket; this is clearly spelled out so there is no reason to not know.
Since this is a working synagogue unlike the ones on the Jewish museum you can learn how they practice their faith. There are guides about who are more than happy to talk with you and explain what it is you're looking at, and answer any and all questions you may have.
This is great because since this is not a "museum" there are no signs telling you what the different things are. I'd recommend seeing both this and the Jewish museum because they are not the same; one is a synagogue, the others are a museum in former synagogues.

3  Thank ffdoc2
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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.

3  Thank kempera
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