Prague, Center of Prague
The Jewish Quarter in Prague is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. The first Jewish settlements date back to the 10th century, however the ghetto was not established until half of the 12th century, when Jewish people were ordered to vacate their homes and settle in one district.
The Jews were banned from living anywhere else in Prague for centuries and during those times people from Moravia, Germany, Austria and Spain moved here. During the 19th century, majority of rich Jews moved out, the ghetto was therefore considered poor and unhygienic and was supposed to be demolished.
Fortunately, most of the significant historical buildings were saved from destruction, and today they remain a testimony to the history of the Jews in Prague. They form the best preserved complex of historical Jewish monuments in the whole of Europe.
There are six synagogues in the Jewish Quarter (including the Spanish Synagogue and Old-New Synagogue which is the oldest still existing synagogue in Europe), the Jewish Ceremonial Hall, and the Old Jewish Cemetery, the largest one in Europe. The monuments fortunately survived the Nazi occupation since Adolf Hitler decided to preserve the Jewish Quarter as a “Museum of an Extinct Race”.
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Maisel Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter area organizes regular chamber concerts. Check the program.
Prague is a place to visit.
Very well informed and amiable guide! Good introduction to the Jewish history and a value for money tour.
The Jewish Quarter is fascinating
Tour in English Language
April 09, 2020 (Thu)
Private Tour in English, French, German, Spanish or Russian
April 10, 2020 | 10:00 (Fri)
Tour in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
April 10, 2020 | 10:15 (Fri)
Tour in English Language
April 10, 2020 | 10:30 (Fri)
Private Tour in English, Russian and Czech - 2 times per day
April 16, 2020 (Thu)
April 2020: Celebrate Easter in Prague. Contemplate and enjoy yourself by listening to classical music in Prague churches or concert halls. Hear chamber ensembles or orchestra during Easter concerts. Get your tickets online now.
Concert Season 2020: esteemed members of the most accomplished Czech orchestra widely recognized around the globe offer regular performances in the Suk Hall, Rudolfinum. Popular and less known compositions.
Enter the world of traditional puppets! Make one of your own or visit a puppet shows renowned worldwide - Don Giovanni or Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart. Great atmosphere, lovely marionettes. Something truly unique and Czech.
January - December 2020:
Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz or blues tunes, classical music or traditional music. Visit great Prague event venues. Taste exquisite meal. Choice is yours. Make your stay in Prague the most memorable: get your tickets now.
All year round: visit Prague Castle classical music concerts. Excellent musicians and top performances await you in this beautiful UNESCO protected complex. Visit Basilica of St. George or Lobkowicz Palace concerts.
All year round: Klementinum Mirror Chapel, Klementinum St. Salvator Church or Klementinum St. Clement Cathedral offer regular concerts of classical music. Orchestral or chamber concerts often accompanied by organ.
Discover the beauty of Prague and Czech Republic. We offer walking tours, boat trips, bus excursions. Art tours, running tours. Private tours or group tours. Learn about the rich Czech history. Local guides, great knowledge.
Concert season 2020:
Prague is a real Mekka for all classical music lovers. Choose from a wide list of concerts at glorious concert halls such as Rudolfinum, Municipal House or few hidden gems such as Boccaccio Hall. They are all located in Prague center.
Look forward to compositions by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, G. Mahler, A. Dvořák, B. Smetana, organ and piano recitals, chamber music and more. Check the rich program!
Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.
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