Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague

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Small but rich in cultural attractions, Jewish Museum in Prague counts among Europe's best-preserved ghettos. Paradoxically, Hitler's intent to create an "exotic museum of an extinct race" here served to ensure the small enclave's continued existence through the destruction of World War II. Within the confines of the atmospheric neighborhood, situated within the old town, you can explore six historical synagogues and a medieval cemetery, one of the oldest and largest surviving Jewish graveyards in the world. Start your tour at the compact quarter's 13th-century Gothic synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in Europe and a rumored resting place of Jewish folklore's famous Golem. Jewish Museum in Prague is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Prague Edition.
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  • Very interesting especially for everything that happened to Czechoslovakia after it became a protectorate of the Reich after the Munich Pact. The museums are connected to a tour cost 20 euro each. in these places you go there to understand the story and what was the fierce German occupation. Emotions are mostly individual not collective. . No one remembers him but all distributions in the war and seek a rematch with German rearmament and annexation of territories by Treaty of Versailles in 1918. Here in Prague in the Jewish quarter there are still smoking ruins.
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  • Unlike many positive voices, the visit is well worth the time (at least a couple of hours) it takes to go from one synagogue to another. The audioguide is absolutely useless, as it does not help at all understand what is in front of him. Organized spaces without a conductor, and experience absolutely poor. Even the cemetery, which is perhaps the only one who raises a minimum of Christian piety, is left to itself, without any explanation, give him the importance that certainly has. Donot. The money, and many who are asked for the tour, spend it on a good book on the same subject, and you certainly won't be disappointed.
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  • I find entered dear (500 crowns) and not top the obligation to do the full circuit, no possibility to visit that 2 or 3 monuments... a business that earns, I me would be just 2 synagogues and cemetery... on principle no donations (so they) are expected I think) saw the price of the entrance... even so, very moving and very interesting to discover a different religion a bit (but not easy to all understand... and I didn't not come to Prague for a religious purpose) course not always well shown but we s y found... but I think a must in Prague and I think important to is memory!
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  • Well worth a visit if in Prague. Pays to buy a ticket for all 5 locations. Very moving
  • It says a 'museum' but this is actually a perserved neighbourhood/village in 4 block with 6 different synagogs & a cemetery dating since medieval times. It is awkward that the reason why we get to see this quarter today is because Hitler thought to perserve this neighbourhood in order to make it a "museum of a perished race"! But that aside, it is a unique experience, especially the synagoge with the names on the wall of every single inhabitant known to have lived in that neighbourhood through centuries.
  • We started with the old Jewish cemetery and Jewish children's art from the Nazi era displayed at the Pinkas synagogue. But we should have started with with the Maisel synagogue to get a chronological history of Jewish life in Prague. Giving 4stars because we weren't allowed to enter the Spanish synagogue (which has the most ornate interior) due to some performance inside, even though we bought the tickets.
  • Very good if you take a guided tour if that is in your budget. Be early for guided tour as it's in bad taste to be late. Very nice to learn about the community and buildings. The working temple wasn't available, which was unfortunate. The architecture and artifacts were beautiful. Didn't go to the shops in the street when you exit, but there is one.
  • This is a pure turistic trap. If you like to see silver recipients of various sizes this is your tour. I did indeed liked to visit the cemetery, however you are forced to pay for the whole visit of the Jewish quartier just to enter. Not cool.
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