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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.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a good wonder around the jewish district but disappointed at the charges to go in and see everything. Having been to Krakow and toured their jewish district, this was quite expensive by comparison.

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jewishmuseminprague, Guest Relations Manager at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2015

Thank you for your review. The price, from our point of view, corresponds with the uniqueness of the visited sites and it is on par with the admission to other major European cultural heritage. The ticket includes several buildings including the unique exposures in most of them, you can use it for 7 days.
Thank you for your understanding, we are looking forward your next visit.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you are tight on time,you could skip this, but if you have the time, it's really a very interesting part of the city's history. We enjoyed walking around and reading the history.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2015

Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is one of 5 synagogues we visited. This one was the most beautiful, but don't let the title fool you. It is not a Sephardi synagogue- it is an Ashkenazi one built by Spanish architect/designer. On Friday night they house a conservative service, and during the week concerts are held in the sanctuary. It also houses an interesting museum of the history of the Prague Jewish community until the War when, sadly, virtually the entire Jewish population was destroyed.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2015

Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

A different view of Prague than one gets from all of the Churches. There are seceral stops besides the Spanish synagog and one ticket covers them all. Make sure to see the cememtery.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2015

Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

It's amazing in Prague to turn a corner and find a gem from the past such as this amongst all the mansions and grand buildings! This is humbling in its sad history and reasons for still standing. Another astounding building in a city full of them.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!

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