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The Old-New Synagogue, Prague

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It is said that the body of golem lies in the attic of The Old-New Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in Europe and one of city's earliest Gothic buildings. Notice the ark (an ornamental closet) in the middle of the eastern wall, in which the Torah sacred scrolls are kept. The Hebrew biblical abbreviations cover the interior walls. Look for a large red flag with a Star of David stitched in gold near the west pillar. Legend has it that angels brought building stones for the synagogue from the temple in Jerusalem "on condition" that they'd be returned when the Messiah comes. The Hebrew al tnay, which means on condition, sounds identical to the Yiddish alt-nay--or old-new--hence the synagogue's name. Use our Prague tour planner to add The Old-New Synagogue and other attractions to your Prague vacation plans.
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  • If the entrance fee was not be so ridiculously steep. In my opinion it is much better to have a walk around, to admire the old architecture of the old synagogue from the outside and the surrounding ho...  read more »
  • The synagogue is very small and while I don't deny its historical value, I think the admission fee is very difficult to justify. You can decide if you want to go or not for yourself but be warned: Eve...  read more »
  • We wanted to visit the synagogues in the city but we have been very disappointed by it all is is decousu and the visit is very expensive.
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  • The oldest active synagogue in Europe. It was built in 13th century and was one of the first Gothic building in Prague. There's a legend says that the body of Golem is kept here in the attic. The building is really beautiful but the entrance fee is a bit expensive.
  • A small and authentic synagogue. You can get a ticket for all synagogues, which makes it really affordable.
  • To quote a movie: "They're antiques, but I ain't paying antique prices." - Well, here you are: 200 CZK, just to see that synagoge. And IMHO there's not much to see. 15 minutes and you're out - max! Compare that to Loreta up on the other side in Hradčany, where you get MUCH more to see for 150 CZK. A disappointment.
  • As a synagogue pretty small but authentic and we'll preser
  • Beautiful place, but I have to admit the entrance fee is quite high workout giving you much to see. Soft recommendation only
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