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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.
- Vezenska 141/1, Prague, 110 00
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- Dušní 12, Prague 1, 110 00
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While the Spanish Synagogue may be new by Prague’s standards, the opulent place of worship actually completed construction in 1868, on the site of a 12th-century synagogue. The Spanish Synagogue ...
High Synagogue was financed by Mordechai Maisel, and it was finished in 1568, the same year as the Jewish Town Hall. From Mapcarta, the open map. High Synagogue Map - Prague, Czech Republic - Mapcarta
The Prague Astronomical Clock, or Prague Orloj, is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Astronomical clock is situated 240 metres southeast of Maisel Synagogue. Photo: James Grimmelmann, CC BY 2.0.
The Spanish Synagogue is the newest synagogue in the area of the so-called Jewish Town, yet paradoxically, it was built at the place of the presumably oldest synagogue, Old School. Spanish Synagogue is situated 230 metres south of Nemocnice Na Františku. Photo: Chmee2, CC BY-SA 3.0.
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The first thing to know: you’ll need to make stops at six different sites in the Jewish Quarter to fully visit Prague’s Jewish Museum. The institution comprises a sort of open-air museum complex, with exhibitions housed in former synagogue buildings. Tickets can be purchased in advance on their website, which also provides information about temporary exhibitions, the collections and archives. Or, go with one of our docents, who will help facilitate ticket purchasing for quick entry and who can make that information come to life. Chronologically, the first site is the Maisel Synagogue, which houses the first half of an exhibition on Jews in the Bohemian Lands (10th-18th Centuries). This building focuses on Jewish cultural life and is also a concert venue. (History and theology buffs, take note: we also have a Habsburgs and Jesuits in Prague tourthat tackles the Habsburgs AND the Thirty Years War.) A few blocks away, this exhibition continues with artifacts from the 18th-20th centurie...
At this point how to visit Prague’s Jewish Museum gets easier as the remaining four sites stand next to each other. The Klausen Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Prague; the exhibition here deals with Jewish Customs and Traditions in daily life. Bordering Klausen Synagogue is the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the major highlights of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Counted among National Geographic’s Top 10 Cemeteries in the world, this beautiful historical cemetery is falling apart thanks to centuries of use, but is lovingly cared for and still open to the public. Context docent and historian Hana Gavranová, who leads our Jewish Prague tour, has her own favorite corners of the Old Jewish Cemetery: “In the cemetery, I especially like the gravestone of Mordechai Maisel, who founded the Maisel Synagogue, and the stone for Hendl Bassevi. Her husband, Jacob Bassevi, worked for the Austrian emperors, confiscating Protestant properties, and they were from a noble Jewish family. It’s not very co...
On the other side of the cemetery stands the Ceremonial Hall, once the headquarters of the Prague Burial Society. Today, this site is home to the exhibition on Jewish Customs and Traditions related to death and burial. The final portion of the museum is another of the major highlights of the Jewish Museum: the Pinkas Synagogue, which is now the Holocaust Memorial. No guiding is permitted inside this very moving site (but our docents like Hana are able to provide plenty of, em, context before entering the space). Spending time at the Memorial to read the names inscribed here, memorializing the nearly 80,000 Jews from this region who perished in the Holocaust, should certainly be part of any visit to the Jewish Museum. (To go deeper into the history of memorialization, we would need to look at the 20th century and Communism – which we, in fact, do on our Prague Communism tour.)
…on accessibility:Renovations over the past few years have drastically improved access to the museum’s various sites, although some are still officially inaccessible to wheelchairs. It is possible to visit at least a portion of each site. …on what to wear: There is a dress code for all visitors to the museum: appropriate clothing, shoulders covered. Men are also required to wear a head covering in the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Pinkas Shoah memorial – you can borrow or (for CZK 5) buy a kippah when entering the Old Jewish Cemetery. …for families:The museum has not been designed as a family attraction, but some of the sites will appeal to children. We suggest the Spanish Synagogue for its spectacular decor and the Old Jewish Cemetery for its cinematic atmosphere. There is also a wonderful exhibition of children’s drawings on the second floor of the Pinkas Synagogue. These were created by young prisoners in the Terezin concentration camp, located just outside Prague. …on when to go:H...
Jewish Virtual Libraryfor the history of Jews in the Czech lands (and all over the world, for that matter) Prague.eufor additional historical information about the various sites of the Jewish Museum
There’s plenty more to explore in the Jewish Quarter, including stories of important Jewish cultural figures like Franz Kafka (whose statue, above, is just as mysterious as his literature). Our Jewish Prague tourvisits the highlights and hidden spots alike. The Old-New Synagogue is one of the former: an active synagogue that hosts services, weddings, and other ceremonies. During the week, it’s also open to visitors. We think it’s completely worthwhile to stop here and remind yourself that the Jewish community in Prague lives on today. Hana remarks: “I think it’s important to learn about contemporary life, Jewish education, or the experience of Jews in Prague today. Sometimes I even meet a rabbi or members of the Jewish community [at the synagogue]. […]It’s such an interesting place connecting our present with the lives of Jews hundreds of years ago. Still the same, but also changed.” Still have energy for more sightseeing? Join another of our Prague walking toursand keep learning wi...
Jan 31, 1993 · A block away, next to the Jewish Town Hall, is the Old-New Synagogue, which is said to be the oldest synagogue in use in Europe. (Two synagogues are currently in use in Prague.
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