Josefov Jewish MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: U stare skoly 141/1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic, Prague
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +420-222749211
- Ticket Price: 300 CZK
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Cemetery, Family And Kids, Synagogue, Hall
Josefov Jewish Museum - Review
This Jewish museum actually consists of six Jewish monuments clustered together in Josefov: the Maisel Synagogue; the Pinkas Synagogue; the Spanish Synagogue; the Klaus Synagogue; the Ceremonial Hall; and the Old Jewish Cemetery. Only a few minutes’ walk from the Charles Bridge brings you to Josefov, where the Jewish Ghetto was established many hundreds of years ago, and where the sense of suppression and isolation and discrimination hangs heavily in the air, none more so than at the Jewish cemetery where hundreds of gravestones topple over each other in a tiny plot of land.
Prague’s Jewish community was decimated in WWII, with about 80,000 Jews transported largely to extermination camps, and that was very easily visible from wall after wall of covered names. It pays a great tribute to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust from the Czech Republic and the victims of Terezin.
Josefov Jewish Museum Information
- It's possible to buy tickets for different sets of access to the various synagogues, as well as the Cemetery itself. It's advisable to come as early as you can, as the sites can get very full later in the day.
Josefov Jewish Museum Ticket Prices
- Ordinary ticket for child 200 CZK.
- Combined ticket including entry to Old-New Synagogue adult 480/child 320 CZK.
How To reach Josefov Jewish Museum by Public Transport
- Bus: U Stare skoly
- Metro: Staromestska
Restaurants Near Josefov Jewish Museum
- Katr Restaurant
- Restaurant Baterka Bilkova
- PEPENERO Pizza & Pasta
- Nostress cafe restaurant gallery
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Things to Know Before Visiting Josefov Jewish Museum
12.77% of people who visit Prague include Josefov Jewish Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
37.5% of people start their Josefov Jewish Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Josefov Jewish Museum
54.02% of people prefer walking in order to reach Josefov Jewish Museum
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Josefov Jewish Museum, Prague Reviews
Together with the full tour of the synagogues in Josevov, truly a highlight of our visit in Prague. Some of the exhibits of Nazi times are difficult to take on. The Jerusalem Street synagogue, not included in any of the tours, is also an interesting visit for those looking for Art Nouveau architecture in Prague.
Well worth a visit if in Prague. Pays to buy a ticket for all 5 locations. Very moving
It says a 'museum' but this is actually a perserved neighbourhood/village in 4 block with 6 different synagogs & a cemetery dating since medieval times. It is awkward that the reason why we get to see this quarter today is because Hitler thought to perserve this neighbourhood in order to make it a "museum of a perished race"! But that aside, it is a unique experience, especially the synagoge with the names on the wall of every single inhabitant known to have lived in that neighbourhood through centuries.
After searching a long time we found the museum. We wonted to buy tickets the answer was not so friendly , only cash,. What a shame people are not that friendly in this country.
We started with the old Jewish cemetery and Jewish children's art from the Nazi era displayed at the Pinkas synagogue. But we should have started with with the Maisel synagogue to get a chronological history of Jewish life in Prague. Giving 4stars because we weren't allowed to enter the Spanish synagogue (which has the most ornate interior) due to some performance inside, even though we bought the tickets.