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Spanish Synagogue, Prague

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Colorful stained glass and elaborate Oriental motifs decorate the interior of Spanish Synagogue, the newest of the six Jewish synagogues in Prague. Built in the second half of the 19th century and considered the crown jewel of the city's Jewish quarter, the building is an outstanding example of the Moorish Revival architectural style. A pair of domed turrets tops the central section of the building's tripartite facade, making this one of the most recognizable structures in the city. Visit the upper-floor prayer hall to see an exhibit narrating the history of Prague's Jewish community, and containing thousands of items representing the work of many generations of goldsmiths from Bohemia and Moravia. Plan your Spanish Synagogue visit and explore what else you can see and do in Prague using our Prague trip maker site.
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  • Although small compared to similar places around the world, this synagogue is one of the most beautiful places we've ever seen. Built in the second half of the 19th century, it is a stunning example....  more »
  • Wow. Just wow! Stunning!! The most beautiful synagogue I've ever seen, and my favourite from our family trip to Prague - an absolute must see  more »
  • It's simply stunning, the history itself is so incredibly tragic but the synagogue itself is quite stunning. When purchasing your ticket, you get access to some of the other synagogues too. They're....  more »
  • Very splendorous, without words to describe this church. There is a very strong religious air inside. Everything is geometrically perfect. It's worth visiting . Sacred place for the Jews. (07/2017).
  • A Prague must-see! This is one of the most ornately beautiful places of worship I’ve ever had the privilege to visit. There is a wealth of historical data and objects, all carefully curated. The carvings and hand-painted details are exquisite, even by the standards of lovely Prague. If you do a tour of the synagogues in the Jewish Quarter, make this your last stop!
  • The Spanish synagogue is one of the must see stops on the your of the Jewish Quarter of Prague. In addition to a majestic inside and amazing stained glass windows, it also houses some displays on the history of Jews in Bohemia as well as a collection of items that were confiscated by the Nazis and catalogued to possibly be part of a museum of the Jewish Race. It has incredible architecture and is a fascinating place to visit.
  • Of all the synagogues in Old Town Prague, this is definately the best and most beautiful. Great for the photographer but please ready and take notice of the exhibition. The Jewish Quarter is a great way to spend a morning and an opportunity to learn more about the Jewish history.
  • Beautiful Synagogue with an interesting history. If you get a ticket you can visit every synagogue in Prague.

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