We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Jaroslav Rona Sculpture "Kafka"”

Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague
Book In Advance
More Info
$130.77*
and up
Private Prague Full-Day Tour: Jewish Quarter and City Sights
Ranked #20 of 932 things to do in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Seattle
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Jaroslav Rona Sculpture "Kafka"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Do not miss the very cool sculpture by famous sculptor and painter, Prof. Jaroslav Rona, one of the members of The Hard Heads, a group of revolutionary artists that helped stage a new years party at the Prague Castle in 1989-90, for President Vaclav Havel

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank KarlikSeattle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, November 9, 2015
Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,885 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,736
    901
    195
    31
    22
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Gwent
Level Contributor
96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Best of the Synagogues to visit in Prague”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

all the other synagogues are very minimalistic but this is very ornate. Moorish style interior, very unexpected.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank AvrilmastWales
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, November 9, 2015
Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Special place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Beautiful synagogue in Moorish style - we attended a Friday service there which was very moving. Ceilng is amazing

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Antsyd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, November 9, 2015
Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Richardson, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great for a concert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

This synagogue is a must in the Jewish quarter. Simply beautiful. We heard a concert here with musicians from the Prague Symphony Orchestra and it was fabulous, the acoustics were great.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank chevrier
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, November 9, 2015
Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“you have to see it......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

If you have any appreciation of history, this a stop you need to make. The interior of the building and the story that accompanies it is overwhelming. Plan on at least an hour or two to absorb the significance of this synagogue and the bizarre logic that prevented its destruction.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Dave R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, November 9, 2015
Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague also viewed

 

Been to Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing