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Spanish Synagogue

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Spanish Synagogue
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Tine Van Voorst Spanish Synagogue

Time Out says

A 19th-century, Moorish-style Synagogue located in Prague’s well-preserved Jewish Corner (“Josefov”) in the Old Town

The stunning interior of stained glass and gold designs in this house of worship stands proudly in the face of historic atrocities. The synagogues and streets of Joefov were largely spared the destruction that Central Europe experienced in WWII because Hitler creepily planned to preserve the area as a “museum of an extinguished race”. The exhibits and presence of the Spanish Synagogue remind visitors to look beyond the dark stories of the 20th century and into the deeper roots and rich artistic accomplishments of Jewish communities in Bohemia and Moravia, with a particularly extensive collection of silver artifacts on display. The acoustically-arched walls also play host to classical and chamber concerts.

Time Out tip: The Jewish Museum is actually a collection of synagogues plus the Old Jewish Cemetery combined into a single entrance ticket, so plan some time to explore the area in full.  

Nearby:
La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise: For fine Czech dining in Prague’s original Michelin-starred restaurant
Perníčkův sen: For adorable handmade gingerbread designs that make great souvenirs
L’Fleur: For carefully crafted cocktails in an artistic, fun-loving setting

By: Auburn Scallon

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Address: Dušní 12, Prague 1, 110 00
Prague

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Opening hours: Mon-Fri, Sun 9am-4:30pm (Nov-March); Mon-Fri, Sun 9am-6pm (April-Oct)