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 at 10:00 and 14:00

June 28, 2018 (Thu)

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

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June 2018 to June 2019

The best of Prague classical music - Prague Symphony Orchestra concerts! Look forward to S. Rachmaninoff, J. S. Bach, Jose Cura, A. Dvořák, B. Smetana, organ recitals and more. Classical music in Prague - make the most of your cultural experience!

Prague Proms Festival 2018

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June until July 2018

The outstanding orchestral concerts in the Smetana Hall and Hybernia Theatre are not to be missed. The world known orchestras, conductors and soloists such as Christian Lindberg or Monica Mancini will perform. Book now!

Bach for All International Festival

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June until July 2018

Spend your holiday in Prague with the classical music festival celebrating life and works of the most famous Baroque composer J.S. Bach. The concerts take place at the most beautiful churches in Prague. Book now!

Dvořák Prague International Festival

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September 2018

Highly acclaimed classical music festival where top soloists, conductors and the most internationally praised orchestras are presenting works by Antonín Dvořák and other composers in Prague´s finest venues. Not to be missed!

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.

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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