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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. 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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  • We went out of the way to experience this site. Does not take a lot of time but a truly special moment of our visit even though we are not Jewish.  more »
  • Prague was virtually the only city where the Jewish community was "allowed" to stay--only because Hitler wanted to preserve artifacts of the extinguished race.  more »
  • In the information and reservation centre (where I have to commend the very willing to miss that I have provided all the information), I look at their recommendations released by the tour on Sunday and I was thrilled. Definitely highly recommend to all.
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  • Place was okay but little bit dull. The flow of story line was not in a chronological basis. Little bit of stories here and there with little coherence.
  • A very pretty room and very nicely decorated, and upstairs a lot of interesting items of the second world war and nazi occupation... If you like this period or are interested in history, go for it!
  • Learnt about history of Jews in Prague I never knew before.
  • The Spanish synagogue and the cemetery are forced visits. It is worth the pack of the 6 synagogues and a guide to really know the story.
  • A lot of knowledge. Old graveyard is probably most stunning.