The municipal district of Josefov is the smallest cadastral territory of Prague that surrounds the Old Town Square. Until 1850, Josefov was called the ‘Jewish Town’, even earlier this part was called the Jewish Ghetto. Today it is a well-preserved complex of important Jewish monuments of European significance.
The original Jewish ghetto was in the late 80s of the 19th century, condemned to “sanitation” as a slum. Few buildings have been preserved from the ghetto, among them the Jewish Town Hall, the Old Jewish Cemetery , and six synagogues: Klausová , Maiselova , Pinkasova , Staronová , Spanielá , and Vysoká Synagogue .
During World War II, Jews were deported to concentration camps . The abandoned Josefov became a warehouse for confiscated property. After the war ended, many of the relics remained in the hands of the Jewish Museum , as their original owners were murdered in concentration camps, and the
thus becamethe second largest Jewish museum in the world . Although it was possible to preserve only a few of the most important monuments of the centuries-old history of the Jews of Prague, they form the best-preserved set of Jewish monuments in Europe .
The Jewish Museum offers visitors a tour with exclusively Czech expert interpretation at a significant discount. This tour takes place on Sundays and public holidays at 2:00 p.m. Adults pay 95 CZK, children under 6 years old have free entry, and children 6-15 years old, students and pensioners pay 55 CZK.
The anti-Semitism education program in the Czech Republic also includes guided entry to the Jewish Museum and Old Synagogue. Tickets must be purchased at the Reservation Center of the Jewish Museum in the Klaus Synagogue. It costs 130 CZK for an adult, children under 6 years old are free, and children 6-15 years old, students, pensioners pay 80 CZK.
- Jewish community in Prague
Maiselova 18 110 01 Prague 1
- Tel.:+420 224 800 812
- GPS:50.089096 14.418000
- City:Prague 1