Prague Jewish Quarter Tour
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On this interesting walking tour you will visit the Jewish quarter of Prague in depth. For approximately two and a half hours you will learn about the Jewish community and Jewish heritage in the Czech Republic.
Accompanied by a professional local guide, you will discover the dark and tragic secrets of Josefov, the former Jewish ghetto of the Czech capital. You will also enjoy entrance to Prague's landmarks such as the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Spanish Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Maisel Synagogue, the Klausen Synagogue and the Jewish Museum.
- Learn about Prague' s dark past on a walking tour of the city's Jewish quarter .
- A professional local guide will tell you interesting information about the Jewish history and cultural heritage of the Czech Republic.
- Explore inside key sites such as the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Maisel Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue or the Prague Jewish Museum.
- Walking tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter
- Professional local guide
- Entrance to the old Jewish cemetery
- Entrance to the Spanish Synagogue
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You will explore Josefov, the old Jewish quarter of Prague, in depth on a walking tour. The Jewish community has had an extensive presence in the Czech Republic and on this tour you will learn about its history and heritage from a professional local guide.
This experience will last approximately two and a half hours and also includes entrance to various important monuments of Jewish influence such as the old Jewish cemetery, various synagogues throughout the district and the Jewish Museum in Prague.
The Jewish community of Josefov was one of the largest in Europe, with around 180,000 citizens, and it is estimated that the first Jews arrived here in the 10th century. It was one of Prague's most suffering areas for the Jewish people where persecutions, expulsions and executions were the order of the day.
Although much of the quarter was demolished, many remains and Jewish heritage buildings are still preserved. This experience includes entry to the following landmarks:
- Prague Jewish Museum: houses one of the largest Jewish collections and is one of the most visited museums in Prague.
- Spanish Synagogue: built in 1868, it is the newest synagogue in Prague and owes its name to the artistic Mudejar decoration of its interior.
- Pinkas Synagogue: its most striking feature is the walls, where the names of 80,000 Czech Jewish victims are hand-painted.
- Klausen Synagogue: the largest synagogue in Prague's Jewish quarter and the only example of an early Baroque synagogue in the ghetto.
- Maisel Synagogue: houses a museum and is in Renaissance and neo-Gothic style.
- Jewish Cemetery: it is estimated that there are approximately 12,000 apparently visible graves, in which more than 100,000 Jews are buried.