Jewish Quarter

Prague, Center of Prague

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Address:Prague, Center of Prague

Learn about the history of Jews in Prague at the The Jewish Quarter.

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”.

Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
10 min

Accessibility by public transport:
metro A (green line) - Staromestska stop
tram stop Staromestska - 2, 17, 18

Nearest car parking:
Rudolfinum Parking Garage - entrance from Jan Palach Square (Namesti Jana Palacha)

Upcoming events

Sightseeing Art Tour in Rudolfinum

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Home of Czech Philharmonic

Prague Ticket Office is the only exclusive ticket seller of the Rudolfinum art tour. Visit the presidential and conductor's lounge and both famous concert halls of Rudolfinum with an employee of the Czech Philharmonic as your guide.

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

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November 2017 until June 2018

The best of Prague classical music - Prague Symphony Orchestra concerts! Look forward to Mahler´s Symphony No. 9, J. S. Bach, Jose Cura, A. Dvořák, music from The Oscar winning movie The Shop On The Main Street and more!

Euroart Prague Festival of Chamber Music

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November 2017 until June 2018

This acclaimed festival will bring you the best of chamber music performed by the acknowledged European chamber ensembles. Czech Republic will present the great Stamic Quartet. Look forward to music of J. Haydn, A. Dvorak and more!

Exceptional Orchestral Concerts in Prague

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December 2017 until April 2018

The outstanding orchestral concerts in the Smetana Hall are not to be missed. The world known conductors (such as Libor Pesek, Steven Mercurio, etc.) will be hosts in this 25th season of Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Book now!

Christmas Concerts

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Christmas concerts in Prague are known for its long tradition and beautiful atmosphere.

New Year in Prague

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Planning your New Year´s Eve in Prague? Choose one of our many events!

Listen and Dine

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Pairing delicious Czech meal and classical or jazz music.

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Large selection of sightseeing tours in or outside of Prague. Tickets for private tour with your own guide or sightseeing tours with small group.

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We offer group discounts

Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best possible discount for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

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