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“The best of five”

Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague
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Owner description: 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.
La Paz, Bolivia
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“The best of five”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

No doubt, this is the best of five synagogues that travelers can visit in the Jewish Quarter of Prague. Although the outside is not outstanding, the interior is magnificently decorated in moorish style. For those interested in the history of the jews in Prague, there are plenty glass boxes showing photographs, documents, books, and items related to jewish writers, musicians, scientists, as well as those that were killed by the nazis.

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“Jewish Quarter Package”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

The package to got to 4 synagogues and the cementry is worth getting as they are all different in style , but near enough to walk from one to another. Moving at times, with some well documented displays- another side to Prague and its history

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“Unique”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

This synagogue is beautiful, designed with a more Moorish look than traditional. Very modern for the times with an organ. It's a good location to begin a walking tour.

Visited November 2012
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“Very beautiful”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Interesting display of Jewish historical memorabilia. The temple has very pretty woodworking. There is a charge for entry. We purchased the combined ticket for almost $25 per person and were told that it is good for 7 days with only one entry for each of the synagogues. Had I known this, I would have purchased the ticket my first day there and visited each facility at my leisure. Check to make sure that this is correct.

Visited November 2012
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“An elegant Jewel!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

This delicious jewel of a synagogue gleams in blues and golds, its decor harking back to the days when Jews lived in harmony with the Moors of Spain, a true Golden Age of learning and interior decoration. A not to be missed beauty.

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