The Jewish Quarter or Josefov is located between the Old Town Square and the Vlava River. It was named after emperor Josef II who helped to make the living conditions for the Jewish better. This quarter dates back to the 13th century when the Jewish population was banned from living in any other area of Prague. Here you can also find the birthplace of Franz Kafka, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
The Jewish Quarter includes the Town Hall, Old Jewish Cemetery and 6 synagogues: the Pinkas Synagogue, the Klausen Synagogue, the Maisel Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue, the Old-New Synagogue and the High Synagogue. The Old-New Synagogue, built in the 13th century, is the oldest working synagogue in Europe.
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