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Prague: Jewish Quarter Tour

Product ID: 58959
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Discover the treasures of Prague’s historic Jewish Quarter, and see inside 4 famous synagogues on a 3-hour walking tour. Marvel at the exterior of Europe’s oldest still-active synagogue north of the Alps at the Old-New Synagogue, and more.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Czech, English, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go to 4 former active synagogues in the heart of Prague
  • Learn the history of the Czech Jews in the Holocaust
  • Visit the Ceremonial Hall of the Prague Burial Society at the Chevrah Kaddisha building
  • Discover the dense layers of graves at the Old Jewish Cemetery
  • Admire the exterior of the Old-New Synagogue
Full description
Learn the history of the Jewish communities in Prague, and visit several famous synagogues on a 3-hour walking tour.

Meet your guide in the city center, and walk to the 13th-century Old-New Synagogue. Admire the exterior of the still-active synagogue, said to be Europe’s oldest north of the Alps. Then, go to the Pinkas Synagogue to discover a hallowed museum dedicated to the Czech victims of the Holocaust. See a heart-wrenching exhibition of drawings by the children of the Terezin Ghetto.

Next, go the Klausen Synagogue to see its permanent collection regarding the Maharal of Prague, along with exhibits relating to everyday Jewish life and rituals. Discover an extensive collection of Judaica at the Maisel Synagogue, and end at the newly restored Moorish-inspired Spanish Synagogue.

During the tour, you will also visit the Ceremonial Hall of the Prague Burial Society at the Chevrah Kaddisha building, and see the Old Jewish Cemetery to find densely packed layers of graves, sometimes up to 12 levels deep.
Includes
  • Admission to Pinkas Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, and the Spanish Synagogue
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to the Old-New Synagogue

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The Franz Kafka Memorial Statue at the Spanish Synagogue. Found at: https://goo.gl/maps/ju7BddK7SCLC3C5o9 Vězeňská 1, 110 00 Staré Město. You may use the nearby cafe PastaCaffe if you wish to wait in there, or use their bathrooms.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes for this walking tour
• Please note that tours do not operate on Saturdays as the Jewish Museum is closed
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Precious Legacy Tours

Product ID: 58959