Spanish Synagogue, Prague

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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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  • The Spanish synagogue in Prague is in my opinion the most beautiful that I have visited do not miss it though the synagogues seem all equal is not left me indifferent. Visit obliged.
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  • great exhibits and beautiful synagogue. definitely worth seeing if interested in the Jewish community that was in Prague  more »
  • What a shame that the Nazis demolished the Jewish communities throughout Europe. A beautiful synagogue, they just don't build like that nowadays. Really impressive and sad.  more »
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  • Ahh what a place. It seats very few people so the experience is especially unique. I definitely recommend catching a classical concert here. There are some great food and drink option right next door too. The concerts start at 5-6pm and doors open 15 min prior. Photography is allowed before and after but they don't give you too much time to loiter after so get in as early as you can.
  • The Spanish synagogue in Prague is stunning, both for its interior architecture & symmetry, and also for the copious historical documents on display. It takes around 2 hours to get around and view all the items. It's in the Jewish quarter and easy to locate. After visiting the synagogue, have a kosher meal at King Solomon's, a restaurant nearby. Just outside the synagogue, there's a statue of Prague's famous son, Franz Kafka.
  • A beautiful history of one of the most amazing spiritual experiences i have ever visited. Moving, informative and powerfully evocative. A must see for anyone in Prague. Stand where I stood.
  • The most beautiful synagogue in Prague ! Worth the visit. It is possible to visit it along with some other synagogues when you buy a ticket at the Jewish Museum (which is not a museum, but rather a group of several synagogues and expositions about the Jewish culture).
  • We visited the Spanish Synagogue as part of our self-guided tour of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. It was our first stop, and where we bought our ticket to the "Jewish Museum" - which is really just a ticket covering a variety of sites in the Jewish Quarter. The Spanish Synagogue is beautiful inside. Our visit wasn't long, but the building is beautiful, and was a good start to our tour of the area. I think we may have benefited more from seeing the site as part of a tour, as we didn't learn too much of about the specific significance of this particular site, as I don't think having missed this would have had any impact on our visit.
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