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Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague
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Owner description: Permanent exhibitions: The History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, Part 2 This exhibition deals with the history of the Jews in the Bohemian lands from the reforms of Joseph II in the 1780s to the period after the Second World War. It highlights the gradual advancement toward greater equality and emancipation for Jews in Austria-Hungary, describes the foundation of the Czech-Jewish and Zionist movements, and profiles the most important Jewish entrepreneurs, scientists, writers, musicians and artists (including Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler). It also deals with the redevelopment of the Prague Jewish Town, Jewish sites of Bohemia and Moravia, and the history of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Special focus is on the Shoah of Jews from Bohemia and Moravia, and the Terezin ghetto. Synagogue Silver from Bohemia and Moravia Located on the upper floor, this permanent exhibition features a representative selection of more than 200 of the most valuable silver artefacts from the museum's collections. Most space is given over to Torah ornaments - shields, pointers, finials and crowns. Also on display are charity boxes, pitcher and basin sets for hand washing, Shabbat spice boxes, Kiddush cups, Hanukkah and Shabbat candles, and charity collection trays. The Spanish Synagogue is part of the Jewsh museum in Prague. The Spanish Synagogue is the most recent synagogue in the Prague Jewish Town. Built in 1868 for the local Reform congregation on the site of the 12th-century Altschul, which was the oldest synagogue in the Prague ghetto. It was called the Spanish Synagogue for its impressive Moorish interior design, influenced by the famous Alhambra. The building was designed by Josef Niklas and Jan Bělský, the remarkable interior (from 1882–83) by Antonín Baum and Bedřich Münzberger. František Škroup, the composer of the Czech national anthem, served as organist here in 1836-45.
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The Spanish synagogue is a beautiful place to visit. I recommend visiting only this site (for 70kc), and not the whole Jewish museum which is around 320kc.

The interior of this building is beautiful and there are small exhibitions inside from the Jewish era in Prague history.

One cons: you cannot take photos inside, UNLESS you pay additional 40kc. Why is that? how come it is allowed to take photos only upon extra payment?... didn't like it at all.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

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

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

My wife and I entered the Synagogue and felt the awe the place gives you.
We were very moved by the historical artifacts and journals displayed along the walls.
What struck us the most is the Jewish history during the Holocaust and the Anti-Semitic acts they suffered.
We recommend the visit as it gives you special perspective on life.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

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

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We had a lovely time visiting the Spanish Synagogue followed by dinner at the Kolkovne Czech restaurant across the street. The food, beer and service is very good. And the whole neighborhood has a remarkable mix of ancient and Art Nouveau architecture. Very pleasant to explore. The Spanish Synagogue would be an amazing venue to hear a Gershwin concert but we didn't find out in time.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

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

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I am always very sad visiting the splendid remnants of so successful and special a community exterminated by the Germans. Silent Monument of Jewish Prague.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

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

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

We went to this renovated Synagogue on our day tour. It was beautiful, and had interesting historical information throughout. When we were there we saw a sign that they were having a string quartet concert that evening. We arrived 15 minutes before the concert and purchased the tickets at the stand outside the building. The acoustics were amazing, and hearing wonderful music is such a beautiful setting was a real treat. We then had dinner across there street at an amazing asian-German restaurant.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

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

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