Spanish Synagogue

Vězeňská 1, Praha 1 - Josefov

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Address:Vězeňská 1, Praha 1 - Josefov
Capacity:270
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:Yes
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The Spanish Synagogue in Prague is one of the most beautiful synagogues in Europe

The synagogue got its name from the Moorish style, in which it was in 1868 built on the site of the original synagogue – so called Altschul - from the 12th century. Exotic style, inspired by famous Alhambra, emphasized the reformist character of the new synagogue, which belonged to German-speaking reform Jews.

The building was designed by Josef Niklas and Jan Bělský, the remarkable interior by Antonín Baum and Bedřich Münzberger. František Škroup, the composer of the Czech national anthem, served as organist here in 1836-45 (i. e. still in Altshul). The synagogue now belongs to the Prague´s Jewish Museum, it houses part of the exhibition, and popular concerts of classical and sacred music often take place here.

How to get there:

  • Accessibility by public transport:
    metro A (green line) - Staroměstská station
    tram No. 17 - Právnická fakulta stop
  • Nearest car parking:
    Hotel InterContinental Praha, Naměstí Curieových 43/5, Prague 1

Upcoming events

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Hallelujah

Czech Collegium Ensemble

July 07, 2022 | 19:00 (Thu)