The Jewish Quarter
in Prague contains the best preserved complex of historical Jewish monuments in Europe, including a number of synagogues, the Jewish Ceremonial Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery.
The 'Jewish Museum in Prague' is a collection of the most significant of these, to which visitors can gain entry by purchasing a ticket or by visiting as part of a guided tour (the only monument excluded from the museum is the Old-New Synagogue, which requires a separate ticket).
A ticket for the Jewish Museum covers:
Founded in 1592, Maisel Synagogue exhibits a cross-section of the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, from the early Jewish communities of the 10th century to their emancipation in the 18th century.
The stunning 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.
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.
Located at the entrance to the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Klausen Synagogue was the largest synagogue in the Jewish ghetto and the seat of the Prague Burial Society. It houses a permanent exhibition entitled 'Jewish Customs and Traditions'.
Jewish Ceremonial Hall
The Ceremonial Hall of the Prague Burial Society houses the second part of the exhibition 'Jewish Customs and Traditions'.
Old Jewish Cemetery
Founded in the 15th century, the Old Jewish Cemetery is among the oldest surviving Jewish burial grounds in the world, and is one of the most important historical monuments in the Jewish Quarter in Prague.
Robert Guttmann Gallery------------------------------------------
The gallery, named after the Prague painter Robert Guttmann (1880-1942), presents temporary exhibitions focusing on Jewish life, the persecution of Bohemian and Moravian Jews during the Second World War, Jewish monuments in the Czech Republic, and the Jewish presence in contemporary visual art.
The Jewish Quarter Walking Tour is the most enlightening way to visit the Jewish Museum in Prague. The tour is led by a professional guide and includes admission to all the sights in the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Alternatively, our general Prague tours include an introduction to the Jewish Quarter in their itinerary:
Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour
Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour & Boat
Prague All Inclusive Walking Tour & Boat.