- This fascinating walking tour includes admission tickets to all of the most famous monuments, including the synagogue, the cemetery and the Jewish Museum - containing Central Europe’s largest collection of Jewish ceremonial art
- No other European city can lay claim to such a well-preserved Jewish Quarter. Ironically, this is largely thanks to Adolf Hitler, who supported this area's preservation as a “museum of an extinct race”
- You'll get insights into the history of the Jewish people in Prague from the 10th century, right up to today, and hear about the traditions and trials which have come to define them
The rich history of Prague’s Jewish Quarter is as moving as it is long. Settled as early as the 10th century, this site has been home to the biggest Jewish ghetto in European history. With admission to all of the most famous monuments, this walking tour gives visitors a unique insight into the lives, trials and traditions of the Jewish people in Prague.
The Jewish Ghetto came into being when the city ordered its Jewish citizens to move to a segregated part of the city in the 10th century. Over time the neighborhood continued to grow - and live with further restrictions. These circumstances have contributed to a unique and fascinating way of life, which are explored on this walking tour.
Your tour starts outside the Rudolfinium on Jan Palach Square. Among the highlights is the Old Jewish Cemetery - one of the oldest and largest in the world. You'll also learn about the six synagogues that co-exist in the quarter. Each one holds a different meaning for the community. The Pinkas Synagogue houses the longest epitaph in the world, listing 80,000 Jewish victims of Nazi concentration camps.
In contrast to this silent memorial, the Spanish Synagogue features stunning stained glass windows and oriental details, all basking in a golden glow.
Providing insights and stories about the customs, successes and failures of the Jewish people in Prague, your expert guide will make this trip to Prague's Jewish Ghetto an experience to remember.
TIP: put on your walking boots and take an umbrella just in case the weather turns foul.
- 2.5 hour guided tour to the Jewish Museum and Cemetery.
- Meet your guide with the White & Blue umbrella in front of the Rudolfinum, on Jan Palach Square, and show him/her your mobile ticket.
- Meeting point address: Alšovo nábř. 12, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
- Metro: Staroměstská Station (Metro A, Tram 17 or 18, Bus 194, 207) – 3 minute walk.
Il signore che ci ha accolto è stato molto competente ed esaustivo nelle descrizioni della visita non mamcando a volte di fare qualche battuta per metterci a nostro agio :).
Tour molto lungo ma molto interessante!!!! :)