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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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  • The tour of the old graveyard was moving and the story behind it so tragic and steeped in bigotry and ignorance the whole of the christian world should be ashamed. The names of the murdered families b...  more »
  • The Jewish quarter of Josefov, the Jewish Museum is located between the old town square and the River Vltava. Its history began in the 13th century, when the Jewish community in Prague were forced to leave their familiar home and move to one area, surrounded by a wall. So was formed the Prague Jewish ghetto-a sort of town where Jews have settled in their lives and develop their culture, not having those privileges, as the remaining locals. Unique complex Jewish monuments ... From the former ghetto were only 6 synagogues, the Town Hall and the famous old cemetery
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  • We visited with a single ticket, the Museum, the synagogue and the Jewish cemetery. What struck me most was the huge list of names written on the walls of the synagogue, the victims of the Holocaust. The cemetery is very ancient. Has headstones from the year 1600.
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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 lot of knowledge. Old graveyard is probably most stunning.
  • 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!
  • What little is left of the Prague ghetto is quickly turned back to life in this amazing collection.
  • Wonderful Museum that provides a fascinating tour in the Jewish quarter Highly recommended!