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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  • Although interesting, I thought it was very tight and specific. I'm sure is one hell of a ride for the practitioners of the religion, but for the rest, in my opinion, not worth the visit.
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  • The immense Jewish cemetery is undoubtedly the jewel of this district. When entering you get so a typical Jewish hat, wear it as a sign of respect. The synagogue tells many stories and they are worth it to them one by one. Please notice that you visit will not plant on a Saturday, then the museum is closed.
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  • I wasn't sure what to expect as I have been to a number of Jewish holocaust memorials, but the way this one was presented was especially moving. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • You're only allowed inside with a combo-ticket for all 8(?) synagogues in Josefov. What I felt no need for, visiting all synagogues. It was very busy as well, and hot. I went for something else instead. Tip: Jerusalem (Jubilee) Synagogue / Jeruzalémská synagoga (Jubilejní), that I reviewed as well.
  • Worth the money (500czk) to see everything. The altneushul (old new synagogue) puts the price from 330 to 500 and probably wouldn't be worth it for people who aren't very interested as the building is a working synagogue with no exhibitions and is therefore quite simple inside. However for 170czk more it would be worth it for anyone interested in the 14th century building, or for visiting Jews who would like to see what has been a massively important building in the faith. There is no access to the women's part of the synagogue so you can only access the main room and the hallway.
  • Most often visited site in Jewish Prgaue. Be sure to stop by
  • very interesting, pretty detailled history of the jewish life in prague
  • A great way to look back in time while visiting the castle. It can be a bit crowded and the walkways are thin, but well worth a visit.

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As one of Europe’s main tourist destinations, Prague offers a selection of accommodations to match its popularity, from luxury hotels to very affordable hostels. For an authentic Prague experience, stay at one of the guesthouses or boutique hotels housed inside the city's historical buildings. You'll find many lodgings concentrated around the most popular sightseeing areas, such as the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and Prague Castle, but there are also a good number of them in other neighborhoods. The best way to make Prague feel like home is to rent a fully furnished apartment.
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