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“So many sights, all of them very special”

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.
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“So many sights, all of them very special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Get the Jewish museum ticket and start by seeing this magnificent synagogue. I've never seen anything quite like it. The exhibits are very interesting and after viewing a few synagogues in the area, it becomes clear that Prague has a rich and unique Jewish heritage.

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“Go to the Concert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

There are concerts twice a week in Classical music!! Beautiful. Worth your time and money. I wish that I had bought their CD.

Visited June 2013
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“Symphony at Synagogue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Bolero at Spanish Synagogue was wonderful and the acoustics in the old building were fantastic, with the members of Prague Symphony Orchestra and the opera singer. Her voice was superb. A great evening's entertainment to finish an interesting day in Prague.

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“So moving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

We visited the Cemetery and all the synagogues. I have to say this was one of the most moving experiences of my life and would recommend that everyone visiting Prague should ensure that they visit. Its a symbol of both the best and worst of humanity and how the strength of the human spirit has the capacity to endure and overcome. God Bless all those poor lost souls,

Visited June 2013
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“A moving visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

All the distric of Josefov is interesting, with several synagogues from different periods (the oldest in Europe dating from 10 th century). The spanish synagogue has upstairs a fascinating collection of jewish silvery from jewish synagogues in BOHEMIA, don't miss it. Go on the full circuit of synagogues, they are all different.

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