Jewish Quarter

Prague, Center of Prague

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Address:Prague, Center of Prague
Capacity:999
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:No

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

International Festival Bach for all in Prague

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July 2017

The music festival devoted to the compositions of J. S.Bach will take place in July in Prague. His works will be presented by the most renowned Baroque music performers from the Czech Republic and abroad.

Organ Festival at St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle

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July 2017

Since the Cathedral is used only for liturgical and touristic purposes, this festival is a unique opportunity to hear the full capacity of the Molzer organ, containing 4,500 pipes, offering the listener a rich, romantic sound.

International festival Dvorak´s Prague

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September 2017

From the very beginning the main goal of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival is to promote the good name of Czech culture via the legacy of the works of Antonin Dvorak, his contemporaries, and his pupils.

Czech Philharmonic in Rudolfinum

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July and August 2017

Chamber concerts of Czech Philharmonic take place in the renowned building Rudolfinum, in the Suk Hall. Members of the Czech Philharmonic will perform for you the baroque music as well as cimbalom, folk and the best of classic tunes.

Summer in Prague

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Let´s have some fun in Prague! We are happy to introduce one of the lighter version of concerts we usually offer. It is the world famous musical Mamma Mia in Czech with English surtitles.

Listen and Dine

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Pairing delicious Czech meal and classical or jazz music.

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Gift Certificates

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Offer to precious people in your life the Via Musica Gift Certificate!

Group Discounts

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Are you a group of 10 + people? We offer The Group Discounts!

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