Jewish Quarter

Prague, Center of Prague

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Address:Prague, Center of Prague
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Preserved and beautifully kept Jewish Quarter was established in the 12th century. Choose your tour. 

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.

Upcoming events

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Jewish Prague

Tour in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

October 23, 2019 | 10:15 (Wed)

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Jewish Town

Private Tour in English, Russian and Czech - 2 times per day

October 24, 2019 (Thu)

Listen and Dine - Dinner with live music

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January - December 2019: 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.

Strings of Autumn International Festival

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October-November 2019:Planning an autumn trip to Prague? Visit the 23rd edition of the established international music festival. This year names such as Laura Mvula, Fred Hersch or Jack Quartet appear. Original program, distinctive artists.

Archaion Kallos - Festival of Orthodox Music

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October 2019: We very much recommend this pure spiritual experience. Visit the annual festival of Orthodox music and hear hymns of Byzantine times, A. Pärt, S. Rachmaninov, current composers and more.

Smooth jazz & blues concerts in Prague

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Book Prague jazz concerts. Explore Prague´s best jazz clubs: Reduta jazz club, U Malého Glena jazz club, Agharta jazz centre, Jazz blues club Ungelt, Cafe Mozart. Live concerts with great Czech musicians. Jazz with menu on Jazz Boat.

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Concert Season 2019: concerts in Klementinum Mirror Chapel & Municipal House are the most popular and highly rated chamber concerts in Prague. Dvořák Symphony Orchestra deliver the best of A. Vivaldi, A. Dvořák, W. A. Mozart and more.

Classical music in famous Prague´s concert halls

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Concert season 2019: 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.

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.

Prague Symphony Orchestra

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Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK)

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!

Autumn Concerts in Prague

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End of September - November 2019: Autumn seasons brings time for recollection. Visiting a classical concert in Prague will provide you the best opportunity to do so. Chamber concerts, orchestral music, church concerts...

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.

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.

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