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. Our Prague itinerary builder makes visiting Spanish Synagogue and other Prague attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We happened upon the Spanish Synagogue quite by accident. A concert was about to take place, so we bought tickets. The experience of beauty was one of my favorites from Prague!  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The synagogue is very beautiful with many articles on display. There were several tour parties there on the day we visited and some had quite loud guides which made reading the information quite diffi...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The Spanish synagogue is colorful and well maintained. I recommend having the whole tour of the Jewish quarter.
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  • June 2, 2017
    A fascinating and melancholy place. A beautiful synagogue and museum. A powerful testament to the lost world of the Jews of Prague.
  • June 25, 2017
    This synagogue is very nice with lush wall decoration and it's definitely worth going but they sell only combined tickets at quite high prices paying for other places that we are not interested in. So 5 stars for the Spanish synagogue and 1 start for the ticketing system. 3 stars in average.
  • May 24, 2017
    Very pretty synagogue which covers the story of the history of the Jewish people in Prague in reasonable detail.
  • August 28, 2016
    Of the synagogues I've been inside in Prague, this is probably the best or most beautiful. It's not very big, but it has interesting decoration inside. I'm not a fan of synagogues and I don't think this one specially worth the visit, but the ticket for visiting 4/5 synagogues is not very expensive and this is an example of the best you can get. Just look at the pictures and you'll decide.
  • December 26, 2016
    An absolutely beautiful building with part of the Jewish Museum's collection displayed within. The museum collection (overall, between all the sites) is interesting, but come here for the architecture and decoration.

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