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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  • Very interesting especially for everything that happened to Czechoslovakia after it became a protectorate of the Reich after the Munich Pact. The museums are connected to a tour cost 20 euro each. in these places you go there to understand the story and what was the fierce German occupation. Emotions are mostly individual not collective. . No one remembers him but all distributions in the war and seek a rematch with German rearmament and annexation of territories by Treaty of Versailles in 1918. Here in Prague in the Jewish quarter there are still smoking ruins.
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  • Unlike many positive voices, the visit is well worth the time (at least a couple of hours) it takes to go from one synagogue to another. The audioguide is absolutely useless, as it does not help at all understand what is in front of him. Organized spaces without a conductor, and experience absolutely poor. Even the cemetery, which is perhaps the only one who raises a minimum of Christian piety, is left to itself, without any explanation, give him the importance that certainly has. Donot. The money, and many who are asked for the tour, spend it on a good book on the same subject, and you certainly won't be disappointed.
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  • I find entered dear (500 crowns) and not top the obligation to do the full circuit, no possibility to visit that 2 or 3 monuments... a business that earns, I me would be just 2 synagogues and cemetery... on principle no donations (so they) are expected I think) saw the price of the entrance... even so, very moving and very interesting to discover a different religion a bit (but not easy to all understand... and I didn't not come to Prague for a religious purpose) course not always well shown but we s y found... but I think a must in Prague and I think important to is memory!
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  • Very good if you take a guided tour if that is in your budget. Be early for guided tour as it's in bad taste to be late. Very nice to learn about the community and buildings. The working temple wasn't available, which was unfortunate. The architecture and artifacts were beautiful. Didn't go to the shops in the street when you exit, but there is one.
  • This is a pure turistic trap. If you like to see silver recipients of various sizes this is your tour. I did indeed liked to visit the cemetery, however you are forced to pay for the whole visit of the Jewish quartier just to enter. Not cool.
  • I feel bad giving this review - but given how good this museum could be, I really feel it lets itself down. We did not buy the audio tour (perhaps a big mistake - but didn’t want to pay even more CZK’s...). There is little to no explanation of the early Jewish settlements and the ghetto in Prague and why the cementary is the way it is, or much of the impact of WWII. The communist era is more comprehensive. Do this as part of a guided walking tour (or perhaps buy the audio tour) if you are remotely interested in the story of the Jews in Prague....
  • 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.
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