Prague Old Jewish Quarter and Spanish Synagogue Private Tour

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Jewish heritage in the heart of Prague. See the Maisel & Pinkas Synagogues, Jewish Town Hall & more.Extended options: skip-the-line tickets to Spanish Synagogue,Old Jewish Cemetery &Old-New Synagogue.

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Highlights

  • Learn about the history, culture and traditions of the local Jewish community
  • Admire the beautiful Spanish Synagogue inside and out (3, 4 and 6-hour options)
  • Pay your respects at the Old Jewish Cemetery (4 and 6-hour options only)
  • Visit Europe’s oldest active synagogue, the Old-New Synagogue (6-hour option)
  • Explore Prague’s Jewish Ghetto with a 5-Star History Expert-Guide

Description

Few European cities can boast a better preserved Jewish Ghetto than Prague. Lying between the busy Old Time Square and the scenic Vltava River, the Old Jewish Quarter dates back to 1096. Visit the most important Jewish heritage sites and discover the turbulent past of Josefov (the Jewish Town). Immerse yourself in the history, culture and traditions of Jews in Prague. The 2-hour walking tour will begin in front of the World of Franz Kafka, which is dedicated to the famous writer of Jewish origin. From there, your Private Guide will take you to the historic district where the Jewish population flourished from the early Middle Ages to the Nazi occupation of Czech Republic. You will see the historic Maisel Synagogue, where some 6,000 Jewish artifacts were stored by Nazi during WWII and the Pinkas Synagogue, which is a home to the Memorial of Holocaust Victims of Bohemia and Moravia with 77,297 names of the victims listed on the walls. Other points of interest include the magnificent Rudolfinum and the beautiful Jewish Town Hall, which was built in 1586 to host meetings and events of the Jewish community. Nearby you will also find the oldest building in the Jewish Town, the Old-New Synagogue, and hear the Jewish-Czech legend of Golem, who is said to be hidden in the synagogue’s attic. You will also see the exterior of the Spanish Synagogue, a playful Franz Kafka Monument, as well as the House of Last Minute (a former Kafka residence) in the Old Town Square, near the iconic Astronomical Clock. Choose the 3-hour option to visit the Spanish Synagogue with skip-the-line tickets and see its exhibit on the Jewish history from the 18th century Enlightenment period to the present day. It is a unique Moorish-style synagogue with arabesques, gilt and polychrome motifs and a dazzling combination of rich green, blue and red hues. It boasts a beautiful 19th century interior with a showpiece Torah ark. The 4-hour option includes tickets to the Spanish Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery. The 15th century graveyard is a fascinating place to visit as its home to 12,000 tombstones, many of which are layered on top of each other due to the limited space. As one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world it is a must-see Jewish heritage site. Choose the 6-hour option to get the full experience of the Old Jewish Quarter. This option includes a walking tour with visits to the Spanish Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery, you will also visit the Old-New Synagogue on the prestigious Parizska street. Built in Gothic Cistercian style in 1270, it is one of Europe’s oldest synagogues still in use. Inside, you can admire the vaulted interior, naves, mediaeval furniture and the “Jewish Flag”.

Includes

Private Tour of Prague’s Jewish Town with the Spanish Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, and the Old-New Synagogue (number of attractions depends on the selected option) Licensed Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice Skip-the-line tickets to the Spanish Synagogue (3, 4 and 6-hour options only) Skip-the-line tickets to the Old Jewish Cemetery (4 and 6-hour options only) Skip-the-line tickets to the New-Old Synagogue (6-hour option only)

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information. Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Tours of the Spanish Synagogue, the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Old-New Synagogue are not included in the basic 2-hour option. Synagogues in Prague's Jewish Town are active places of worship, so interior tours during scheduled events (such as Sabbath, Jewish holidays, concerts etc are limited. Skip-the-line tickets to the Spanish Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery and Old-New Synagogue allow you to enter faster without purchasing tickets on the spot, but you may have to wait in line for ticket validation and mandatory security checks.

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