Prague

Josefov

Josefov, also known as the Jewish Quarter is located right between the Vltava River and the Old Town. It features six synagogues, Old Jewish Cemetery, and the Ceremonial Hall. This complex dates back to the 13th century, a time when the Jewish people were advised to move out from their homes and settle in one area.

The Jewish Museum

Most of the historical monuments in the Jewish Quarter are part of the Jewish Museum, where there are over 100,000 books and 40,000 exhibits, together with an extensive collection of art from Moravia and Bohemia. Visitors can take a Jewish Quarter Walking Tour, or purchase a ticket for the Jewish Museum.

The Old-New Synagogue

The Old-New Synagogue was built in Gothic style in the 13th century and is considered to be the oldest synagogue in this part of Europe. Many people from the Jewish community find this place to be the main house of prayer. Those who wish to visit the Old-New Synagogue will need a separate ticket.