The Jewish Quarter
in Prague contains a great many historical monuments, including synagogues, a Jewish cemetery, a ceremonial hall and an art gallery.
The Jewish Museum is a collection of the main sights in the Jewish Quarter (except the Old-New Synagogue), which visitors can gain entry to by purchasing a ticket or by visiting as part of a tour.
A ticket to the Jewish Museum covers:
The Maisel Synagogue exhibits a cross-section of the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, from the foundation of the Jewish communities here in the 10th century to the period of their emancipation in the 18th century.
A stunning building, the Spanish Synagogue follows on chronologically from the Maisel Synagogue with an exhibition devoted to the history of the Czech and Moravian Jews from the 18th century to present day: Spanish Synagogue
Dating from 1535, the Pinkas Synagogue is the work of the Horowitz family. After the Second World War, the synagogue was turned into a Memorial to the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia murdered by the Nazis. On its walls are inscribed the names of the Jewish victims, their personal data, and the names of the communities to which they belonged. 80,000 names are inscribed.
Old Jewish Cemetery
Founded in the first half of the 15th century, the Old Jewish Cemetery is one of the most important historical monuments in Prague's Jewish Town.
Located at the entrance to the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Klausen Synagogue was the largest synagogue in the Jewish ghetto and the seat of Prague's Burial Society. Houses a permanent exhibition entitled 'Jewish Customs and Traditions'.
Houses the second part of the exhibition 'Jewish Customs and Traditions'.
Robert Guttmann Gallery
Displays the results of the Jewish Museums research and restoration work, as well as temporary exhibitions of Czech Jewish artists.
(Entrance to the Old-New Synagogue is not included in the Jewish Museum. It costs an extra 200czk adults; 140czk students)
To discover more about the Jewish Quarter, take the Jewish Quarter Walking Tour, which includes entrances to all the sights in the Jewish Museum.
Alternatively, take a Prague tour:
Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour
Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour & Boat
Best of Prague Walking Tour
Prague Explorer Walking Tour.