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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 May 1, 2013

A beautiful building with a fascinating history. We went on a private tour organised by our hotel (the Intercontinental), which was well worth the money and was very informative about all the major Synagogues and the Jewish Quarter. Of them all, I think the Spanish is the best.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This Synagogue really has the wow factor. The outside of the building is a square box but inside of the building is decorated in the most amazing Islamic style decoration. Really worth seeing.

Thank Debs246
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a beautiful example of a Moorish 19th century building.
While the synagogue is beautifully decorated inside, the guards enforce a 100% no photography policy, which is really a shame, as the interiors DO deserve to be remembered via photos.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

The 'Spanish' Synogogue in Prague is called Spanish because its interiors are designed on the template of the famous Granadian castle and palace Alhambra in Spain.

It's worth visiting for the architecture and the records of Jewish people who suffered during the persecution by Nazi regime during the 1930s and 40s.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

The interior of this synagogue is stunning, like no synagogue I've seen, even in Israel. The exhibition of the history of the Jews in Prague was not only extremely interesting but left me very emotional. The only down side was the amount of youngsters, clearly on school trips, who, sadly, were not interested in all that history and blocked access to exhibits as they played games on their mobile phones

1  Thank Betty S
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