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Review of Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague

Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague
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Private Prague Full-Day Tour: Jewish Quarter and City Sights
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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.
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“Ravels Bolero”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

What a lovely way to start your evening,called here for the 5.30pm bolero concert was advised to arrive 15 minutes before hand as seating is first come first served,but dont worry there is room for everyone,plus you also get the chance to view the synagogue while waiting for the concert to begin.there was a quartet ,backing a lead violinist and all were at the top of there game,this was punctuated at intervals by a lady singing in soprano some well known songs and traditional jewish hymns.They all came back for an encore, which had the hairs on back of your neck tingling and still wanting to hear more,the whole experience was wonderful.

Visited March 2013
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“Gorgeous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very beautiful and extravagant. It's a shame you can't take photos but to be honest they don't do it justice. I can't remember the cost (£4 or something like that) but it really is a must see. There is some interesting cabinets which tell the story of the synagogue especially through the second world war. Go have a little look.

Visited March 2013
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“If you only do one site in Josef Qtr, go here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

You can buy a ticket to this building, or the general ticket that goes to the four synagogues and the cemetery. If you are short on time, this one building has a lot. Great building with Moorish revival mid-19th century decoration. Very fantastical with gilding and moorish designs and brightly colored wallpaper. There is an exhibition about Jews in Prague from medieval times to the present and the experience during WWII. There are photos and letters and small objects and drawings from the children etc. Don't miss the exhibit upstairs of the silver and treasures gathered from all of the synagogues by the Nazis. Fortunately it was not melted and it has remained as one group on display. Great shop as well with books and historical information as well as gifts etc.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice and special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Part of the Jewish Ghetto tour - liked it a lot.
Entereance on the same ticket as other Jewish sights

Visited February 2013
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“Really interesting history.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Fascinating place to visit. We also attended a classical music concert here which was very good but wildly expensive.

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