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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 April 10, 2013

It was nice to see all the story of Czech Jews. Very self-explanatory.

The problem is like in any other shul (synagogue), you can't take pictures/videos.

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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 April 9, 2013 via mobile

I purchased the combo ticket so felt compelled to see all the synagogues. This one was the largest to me. Most ornate inside and out. If you only want to pay for one synagogue my choice would be this one.

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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 April 6, 2013

The Spanish Synagogue is a breathtakingly beautiful synagogue.
I would have liked it if there were seats so that I could sit down and take in the beautiful building.

This is part of the Jewish Museum, which includes the Jewish cemetery and the very moving Pinkas Synagogue. The ticket price seemed quite expensive (especially for a family of 5) but it was valid for two days.

We were disappointed to find that the price we paid didn't include admission to the Old/New Synagogue. It would be nice if there was a flat rate for charges to attractions in Prague instead of a two tier type of ticket (we had the same experience when visiting Prague Castle)

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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 April 6, 2013

This was the last of the Synagogues in the Jewish Quarter we visited. You enter the Spanish Synagogue through a non descript, contemporary looking structure, and I was concerned it would be the least impressive. Boy was I wrong!! It is absolutely beautiful inside. Turns out that entrance is just a side entrance for visitors. When you leave the Synagogue, make sure to walk around the side, which is actually the front. It's beautiful as well. A highlight of our tour of the Jewish Quarter!!

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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 April 5, 2013

We saw this Synagogue as part of an outstanding and fascinating walking tour of the Jewish Quarter provided by Wittman Tours who we highly recommend. The Synagogue is beautiful and evocative

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

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