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Prague Jewish Town


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Origin and history

The local Prague Jewish Town was established in 1096, and 120 years later it was ordered that local Jews only live in this ghetto. This ghetto also experienced two pogroms. The worst of them was the one called “Bloody Easter,” which took place in 1389.

In the later years, the local district flourished. Thanks to the wealthy Jewish merchant Maisel, who was also part of Rudolph II’s court, he managed to gain more rights for the local population and lbegan to build. Maisel built the synagogues there as well as the Jewish Town Hall. It has Hebrew clocks on its tower, which are also relatively large curiosities.

World War II and the present of Prague Jewish Town

The Second World War survived as a warehouse of confiscated Jewish property, which became part of the exposition of today’s local museum. This unique Prague district is definetly worth visit. There are many things to see. Part of  Prague Jewish Town exposition is the Old Synagogue (one of the longest standing and serving synagogues in the world), the Spanish Synagogue, the Maisel Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery.

It is certainly an interesting part of the history of this nation. So if you want to know more about it, you will not leave the museum out of top things to do in Prague.

Jewish Museum in Prague

U Staré školy 141/1, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
+420 222 749 211
Now Open Now Closed Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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