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Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga)

Chervena 250/2, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 224 819 456
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The oldest surviving example of a medieval twin-nave synagogue, the early-Gothic structure was built during the 13th century.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Chervena 250/2, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 224 819 456
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had this not already been a part of the Synagogue Package tour, we would not have made a special trip. This is on the fringe part of the "synagogue quarter", is surrounded by cafes and shops and street trollys with drunken English boys yelling while...More

Thank CreateSF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old New Synagogue is Europe's Oldest Synagogue and although it looks unassuming it is historically important and with its great Jewish Quarter location is a fantastic place to visit. Considering the German occupation of Prague during WW2 it's a miracle it survived but I'm so...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest surviving synagogues in Europe. It has been the main synagogue of Prague's Jewish community for more than 700 years. Even today, this synagogue has kept its original seating arrangement around the perimeter of the main hall. The women's sections...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The structure itself may not attract your attention, but it is a very important place for many reasons. If you don't want to read dry history, Google this "Golem Attic" - maybe it will attract your attention. On a serious note, this is one of...More

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the most beautiful synagogue we have ever seen, but it is a must see. It is amazing that this place has survived. It gives both Jew and non-Jew a look into the religious life of a different century.

Thank CubFan1948
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The New-Old Synagogue, the oldest in Prague (mostly built in 13th), is in the simple Gothic style influenced by the Ashkenazi Jews of northern Europe. It symbolizes the survival of the much-diminished Jewish community, despite being ghett-ized then herded into nearby concentration camps. In 1930...More

Thank wwalleigh
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is the oldest synagogue in Europe and a great example of early gothic building in Prague. I have to admit to given its rich history and the fact that it still the religious centre for the Jewish community in the city it was not...More

Thank Evets54
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is an important site and interesting to go in and look around, but it is small and quickly feels cramped with other tourists since it's a popular location.

Thank LANA H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This synagogue, built in the 13th Century and still active today, is a solemn reminder of what Jewish Life was like over the centuries. It is sparse and yet beautiful -- without the ornamentation found in some synagogues and particular in churches. It is an...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Very expensive but you are getting to visit one of the oldest Jewish houses of worship in the world. Layout is not designed for tourists (obviously) so it can be pretty crowded inside.

Thank Mainzigartig
Josefov houses Prague’s Jewish community. This small
neighbourhood centered around Široká street is
completely surrounded by Staré Město (Old Town). As
the former Jewish Ghetto, today all that remains are a
few synagogues and the oldest surviving Jewish
cemetery in Europe. The narrow streets were once small
enough that a person could touch the houses on both
sides. You can still feel the dignity and history this
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