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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 March 31, 2013

not as busy as the other parts of the jewish quarter. great patterns and designs. would love to have been able to take pictures.

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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 and we´ll be pleased to see you again in the museum.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Spanish Synagogue was a one-of-a-kind place in downtown Prague. Though "Spanish," it is named that for the style, not for the worshipers. The interior was extremely ornate, with excellent exhibits on the second floor that chronicled the Jewish experience in Prague over time. This was our favorite of all of the synagogues in Prague and one you can't miss.

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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 and we´ll be pleased to see you again in the museum.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Be sure to take full advantage of the beautifully restored Synagogues across Prague, especially this one. No photos allowed, but it is worth the 30 minutes it will take you to get through it.

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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 and we´ll be pleased to see you again in the museum.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

While this synagogue has a well displayed history of the Jewish trials and tribulations in Prague, what made me drop my jaw to the floor was the interior decortation - the walls, the ceiling, the windows, even the organ. I understand why they don't allow pictures, but gosh, I wish I could use my camera in there!

Thank Jennifer C
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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 and we´ll be pleased to see you again in the museum.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is a spectacularly beautiful syngague but it is disappointing that one is not supposed to take photos!

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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 and we´ll be pleased to see you again in the museum.

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