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.
- 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.
- Ordinary ticket for child 200 CZK.
- Combined ticket including entry to Old-New Synagogue adult 480/child 320 CZK.
- Bus: U Stare skoly
- Metro: Staromestska
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12.73% 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
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
Getting to know the Jewish traditions and struggles through the times m.
Interesting..we should go in theirs synagoges but we must pay
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.