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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  • Sobering to say the least. Beautiful chapel honoring those who lost their lives in the horrible genocide. The cemetery was so quiet and we were amazed at how everyone honored those whose tombstones we...  more »
  • I have been on two other tours that took me past and through the Jewish Quarter and I really just wanted to see more. I purchased my ticket to the museum (option 2) as I did not want a guide and wante...  more »
  • This museum is an important record of the Jewish people of Prague and the impact that the Second World War had on their lives. I would recommend anyone visiting Prague visit this sight.  more »
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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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