T10 – Prague Jewish Quarter (2.5 hours)
On this tour, we will explore the Jewish Quarter of the Old Town whose history dates back into the 12th century. Once, this Jewish settlement belonged to the most important of Europe. You will be captivated by the beauty of Jewish art exposed in the Synagogues and you will learn a lot about Jewish customs, traditions and the dramatic history of the Jewish population in Prague. In the Shoah Memorial of the Pinkas synagogue, we will remember the victims of the Holocaust. You will see the unforgettable Old Jewish Cemetery and the native house of Franz Kafka.
The Maisel Synagogue
This lovely Neo-Gothic building which originates in the 16th century will show you an exhibition on Jewish history in our country and lots of precious pieces of Synagogue Art. We will step back in time and take a virtual walk of the old Jewish Ghetto.
The Pinkas Synagogue
The second oldest surviving synagogue in Prague is the Shoah Memorial today. An endless list of names on its walls commemorates 78,000 Czech Jewish victims of the Holocaust. An exhibition on children’s paintings from the concentration camp of Terezin is a moving testimony to their hopes.
The Old Jewish Cemetery
We will take a walk of this amazing ancient cemetery with 12,000 tomb stones, which belongs to the oldest and largest Jewish burial grounds in the world. I will show you the tomb of the famous scholar and philosopher Rabbi Löw, the creator of the legendary Golem.
The Old-New Synagogue
Famous as the oldest active synagogue of Europe, this synagogue dates back into the 13th century. It has an overwhelming, sober Early Gothic interior. One of the many legends related to this place claims that the Golem of Prague is sleeping below its roof.
The Spanish Synagogue
After a short walk along the elegant Art Nouveau Paris Street, we will visit the last synagogue of this tour, which is believed to be the most beautiful one in Prague. Its Moorish style interior decoration is simply wonderful. The synagogue also houses a rich collection of Synagogue Silver Art.
Duration of the tour:
The historic Jewish Quarter – Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue (Shoah Memorial), Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall, Spanish Synagogue, on request the Old-New Synagogue
Entrance fee (to be added to the price of guiding):
- The Jewish Museum - Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery:
- Adults: 17 EUR/ 18 USD/ 400 CZK
- Students under 26 and children 6-15: 13 EUR/ 14 USD/ 300 CZK
- The Jewish Museum + the Old-New Synagogue (joint ticket):
- Adults: 23 EUR/ 25 USD/ 550 CZK
- Students under 26 and children 6-15: 17 EUR/ 18 USD/ 400 CZK
Price of guiding:
|Amount of people
|1 – 2 people
|3 – 4 people
|5 – 6 people
|7 – 9 people