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“Sad Monument”

Jewish Museum in Prague
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Jewish Prague Walking Tour
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Walking Tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter Including Admission to the Jewish...
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Jewish Prague Walking Tour
Ranked #42 of 965 things to do in Prague
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This historic pre-war Jewish neighborhood now stands as a silent memorial to its people.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

More than one hundred thousand jews lived in Prague on the eve of WWII. Two thousand live now today. What a sad Monument of so successful and talented a community that contributed so much over almost 1000 years to what Prague has become. The whole jewish quarter is a silent testimony of the capabilities and talents of this people dehumanised and decimated by the civilized german nation.

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jewishmuseminprague, Front Office Manager at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2015

Thank you very much and we´ll be pleased to see you again in the museum.

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

It was hot in July, and the crowds at the Jewish museum were single-mindedly moving through. The wall of names was a place to stop and contemplate, but the gravestones outside under the trees were jumbled and stacked, making everything seem more surreal. The area around the museum consisted of small shops and booths selling all manner of souvenirs. To my surprise, there was an extra charge to take photographs, which I thought was mildly disgusting. All in all, if you are determined to see this, go early or when the crowds dissipate.

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2015

Dear stillhall,
Thank you for your comments.
We are very happy that JMP is consistently the most visited museum in the Czech Republic, annually visited by 550.000 to 600.000 visitors. During the high season, especially during certain hours, such an interest can make your visit less pleasant, as you say.
The ticket is valid for seven day so we also highly recommend to come in the earlier morning possibly more in the afternoon to fully enjoy your visit.
Regarding offered souvenirs around JMP, the museum is responsible only for those stalls in front of the Pinkas Synagogue. We believe that those souvenirs are stylish. JMP has nothing in common with the assortment of other stalls in the former Prague's Jewish Town and we agree with you that its quality is rather low.
The sites of the JMP are truly worldwide unique that is why we consider the fee for taking pictures legitimate. Regarding our policy on following the rules of picture taking, we rely on the common decency of our visitors rather than strictly insisting on paying the fee.
Thank you for your understanding and we will look forward your next visit of the Jewish Museum in Prague!

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

The museum tells us about the history of bias against Jews, but after visiting this place you feel that they even promote that bias themselves, because it's quite impudent to take 480 Kc for a full ticket, while the photo/video is banned. However if you pay another 40 Kc you get this possibility. And in each synagogue there is a charity box. So the visitors feel that the main purpose of the museum is not religious values, but money.

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Thank you for your comments. The price, from our point of view, corresponds with the uniqueness of the visited sites and it is on par with the admission to other major European cultural heritage. The ticket includes several buildings including the unique exposures in most of them, you can use it for 7 days.
The sites of the JMP are truly worldwide unique that is why we consider the fee for taking pictures legitimate. Since 2015 taking pictures is allowed everywhere in each museum site without any restrictions after purchasing the permit (CZK 70).
The Jewish Museum in Prague is a private institution that fully funds its operations - not only the exhibition, but also its educational, publishing, scientific and archival work. A large part of the revenue as well as visitors' donations is used for the care of the world's unique museum collection, and it is spent on the repairing and reconstruction of historic buildings in the area of Prague's former Jewish Town.
Thank you for your understanding and we will be happy to welcome you again!

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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

This group of sites includes the cemetery and synagogues of central Prague and forms an important window into the history of Central Europe, including the Jewish Reformation. I would rate it with the Castle and Charles Bridge as something you must see when visiting Prague. Closed Saturday and Jewish holidays. Buy tickets in nearby bookstores or other museums to avoid the long line at the main entrance.

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jewishmuseminprague, Front Office Manager at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2015

Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Four of us toured the Jewish Quarter and Terezen with Roman Bily. He is an excellent guide - very knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed his stories and history lessons and his love of Prague. Our two days with Roman can only be described as extraordinary.
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jewishmuseminprague, Front Office Manager at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2015

Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!

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