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Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Jewish Museum in Prague and many more Prague attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Prague family vacation planner.
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  • Reading some of the other reviews, the adjectives are spot on.."deeply moving," "powerful." This place is a must see. Experiencing this brought me closer to the suffering caused by the Nazis than I ha...  read more »
  • By equal amounts sobering and beautiful, this tour was amazing. Be sure you arrive before 10'a.m. To beat tour groups. Get audio guide as it really gives a haunting account of each site you visit. Mak...  read more »
  • Impressed with all the names which were written on the wall. Also the cemetery where it is supposed to be the people 14 high piled up.
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  • Wonderful Museum that provides a fascinating tour in the Jewish quarter Highly recommended!
  • Great tour and a stunning building, stories of those who suffered but stood their ground
  • Meaningful complex of buildings and an old cemetery in the heart of Prague. The first building contains a simple, yet vast memorial to those sent to concentrations camps. The names are listed by town and family. All the walls are basically covered by names. Upstairs there is some art by young occupants of said camps. The old Jewish cemetery is next door. The crowded state, symbols and names all add to the meaning. You can find a familiar last name by not even looking too hard. The other buildings are within easy walking distance. The complex is closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
  • Recommend the audioguide for sure. Great experience here!
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