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

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Jewish Town

Private Tour in English, Russian and Czech

April 05, 2018 (Thu)

King Rudolf II. Renaissance Court Banquet

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April until August 2018

2-hour Renaissance concert and banquet close to Prague Castle. The ticket includes beautiful music by instrumental ensemble Ludus Musicus, performance by dance and theater ensemble Regii Caroli Regis, welcome drink and 4-course menu.

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

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February 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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March 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!

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

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March until July 2018

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

Concerts in Municipal House - Smetana Hall

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Concert Season 2018

Smetana Hall was built as a tribute to the world known Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. The most acclaimed Czech and world orchestras perform here. Admire the Art Nouveau decorations whilst listening to great chamber or orchestral concerts!

Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

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Concert Season 2018

Find a list of all spiritual, sacred, organ or chamber concerts in the most famous churches in Prague center with astonishing architecture and exterior. Most of them have unique organ instruments from Baroque period.

Classical music in famous Prague´s concert halls

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Concert Season 2018

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.

Sightseeing 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.

Listen and Dine

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Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz, classical, traditional. Some great Prague event venues. Exquisite meal. Choice is yours.

Easter in Prague

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Spend Easter time in Prague listening to the best Easter classical music plus you get to visit the most prominent concert venues in Prague!

Sightseeing Tours

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

Gift Certificates

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Special Present

Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

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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Wide range of Prague sightseeing tours and tours in Czechia with a group or privately and in many different languages.

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