Jewish Quarter in Prague

Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter in Prague

buildings at the Jewish Quarter, Prague

beautiful buildings at the Jewish Quarter, Prague

Jewish Quarter, Prague

Jewish Quarter, Prague

Jewish Quarter, Prague The Jewish Quarter or Josefov is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava 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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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.

1 comment:

Trotter said...

I stayed at the Intercontinental, just aroun the corner... Great location!!