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Prague Jewish Quarter Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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    Stop At: The Old-New Synagogue, Maiselova 18, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    This is the oldest synagogues in Europe and oldest in the world outside of Izrael from 1270 A.D. It is still working synagogue so the services are kept inside till nowadays. Women are not allowed to be present at the services. They are separated from men in a different hall. They can only hear some of the words. We call it an orthodox synagogue.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, Siroka 23/3 entrance at Pinkas Synagogue, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    This is the oldest still preserved Jewish cemetery in Prague from 1439 A.D. It is the biggest rarity to see it in Prague. There are burried more then 100.000 people. People had to be burried on top of each other because of lack of space. In 1787 this cemetery was abolished by Joseph II. Habsburg.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, Vezenska 141/1, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    Spanish Synagogue in Prague was built in 1868 to replace the oldest synagogue in Prague from the 12th century A.D. It is an oriental, moorish architectural style. Inside it reminds of Alhambra in Spain and that is why it is called Spanish. They like to present classical music concerts inside of this synagogue so it is also considered as a concert hall. From May 2019 Spanish synagogue will be closed for 2 years because off reconstruction.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Klausen Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, U Stareho Hrbitova, 243/3A Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    The Klausen Synagogue is nowadays the largest synagogue in the former Prague Jewish ghetto and also a single example of an early Baroque synagogue in the area. Today the synagogue is administered by the Jewish Museum in Prague.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, U stareho hrbitova 243/3a 110 00, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    The Pinkas Synagogue is the second oldest surviving synagogue in Prague. Its origins are connected with the Horowitz family, a renowned Jewish family in Prague. Today, the synagogue is administered by the Jewish Museum in Prague and commemorates about 79,000 Czech Jewish victims of the Shoah.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Maisel Synagogue, Maiselova 10, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    The Maisel synagogue was erected in 1592 on the basis of a privilege granted by Emperor Rudolf II. Its founder was Mordecai Maisel, the Mayor of the Prague Jewish Town.

    Built by Judah Tzoref de Herz and Josef Wahl, it was originally a Renaissance temple with three naves, which was unusual for its day.

    The synagogue burnt down in the ghetto fire of 1689 and was rebuilt several times. It acquired its current Neo-Gothic form by Prof. A Grotte in 1893-1905.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Jewish Museum in Prague, U Stare Skoly 141/1, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    Ceremonial Hall - located next to the Old Jewish Cemetery on the site of an old mortuary used by the Prague Burial Society (Hevrah Kaddisha), the Ceremonial Hall was built in the Neo-Romanesque style in 1906–08. The first floor once housed a room for the ritual washing of the dead; on the second floor was the burial society's club room.

    The building was used for its original purpose until the end of the First World War. It became part of the Jewish Museum in 1926.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Reviewed 13 December 2018

    Two of us were guided by Eva on the above noted tour. Visited three synagogues, burial places and many artifacts. Learned insight and history of Jews in Prague. Left with a broader and deeper understanding and appreciation of Jewish culture, religion and history. She had...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank tennessee1956
    Reviewed 27 June 2018

    Eva Adamova was wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable. A lot of information and questions answered. Was the best tour in Prague. Would recommend to anybody.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank 924katrina
    Reviewed 16 April 2018

    Our guide, Martina, picked us up from our hotel lobby and was immediately interested in our backgrounds so as to customize the tour to be interesting and relevant to our group. She was VERY knowledgeable and offered historic facts and information that we may have...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    1  Thank Judy B
    Reviewed 22 November 2017

    Eva Adamova was our tour guide on a tour of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. She was knowledgeable, affable, very informative and pleasant to talk to/with.

    Date of experience: November 2017
    1  Thank Ira F
    Reviewed 23 October 2017

    Eva took us on a wonderful tour of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. She gave us insights and an understanding of the Jewish community's history in Prague. Eva's knowledge and enthusiasm was evident, and she made sure that we saw and understood even the smallest...More

    Date of experience: September 2017
    3  Thank Michellegr2017
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