Josefov – Jewish Quarter
|Suitable season for visit||spring, summer, autumn||Difficulty||tourists, families with children, suitable for everyone who likes walking|
|Length of trip||4 hours||Price includes||guide, lunch in a typical Czech restaurant, public transportation|
Prices start at € 80
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Josefov – in the Footsteps of Mystic Jewish History
Walking along Pařížská Street with its Art Nouveau buildings, we reach the former Jewish town, known at first as the Old Ghetto, and now as Josefov.
Why is it worth a visit?
- The Old New Synagogue – one of the oldest Gothic landmarks of Prague, and also one of the oldest European synagogues
- The Spanish Synagogue – the architecture and interior décor of which were inspired by Spanish-Moorish models
- and we will also see Maisel Synagogue/Pinkas Synanogue/Klausen Synagogue and Ceremonial Hall
- The old Jewish Cemetery is the resting place for members of the Jewish community. Important personalities are buried here, e.g. Mayor Markus Mordechai Maisel, founder of the Town Hall, and Rabbi Jehuda Löw ben Bezalel, known for his works on Jewish mysticism and creator of the magical Golem, according to old Prague legends.
- To move to Vyšehrad, we will take a tram ride along the riverside with wonderful view on the river and the Prague Castle.
- Vyšehrad – affords a wonderful vista of Prague, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul and Slavín Cemetery, which is the resting place of the most outstanding personalities of Czech and Jewish national life.
Get to know the house where Franz Kafka was born and where history exudes from every corner.
Recommendation: You may book our tour to Terezin, where many Jews were deported during the Second World War.
Maisel Synagogue / Pinkas Synagogue // Klausen Synagogue/ Ceremonial Hall+ temporary exhibitions in the Robert Guttmann Gallery