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PRAGUE JEWISH TOWN
Jewish Town Jewish Town in Josefov is near Old Town Square.

It is from 13th century and present appearance is from 1893 - 1913. Only a few most significant building survive of the former Jewish quarter - six synagogues, cemetery and Town Hall.

Situation: 10 min walk from the centre (Old Town Hall)
Visit: The cemetery and the synagogues are open to the public.
Name: Jewish Town (Zidovske mesto)
Address: Josefov; 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic
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Jewish Cemetery Old Jewish Cemetery
The Old Jewish Cemetery was established in the first half of the 15th century.

Today it contains 12 000 tombstones. The most prominent person buried in the cemetery is Judah Loew ben Bezalel, known as Rabbi Loew (d.1609).

Situation: 10 min walk from the centre (Old Town Hall)
Visit: open to the public
Name: Jewish Cemetery (Stary zidovsky hrbitov)
Address: street Siroka; 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Old-New Synagogue Old-New Synagogue
Old - New Synagogue is the oldest in the Central Europe. It dates back to 13th century.

Situation: 10 min walk from the centre (Old Town Hall)
Visit: open to the public
Name: Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga)
Address: street Cervena; 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Pinkas Synagogue Pinkas Synagogue
The present building is the work of the Horowitz family. In 1992-1994, the 80,000 names of the Jewish victims of Bohemia and Moravia were rewritten on its walls.

Situation: 10 min walk from the centre (Old Town Hall)
Visit: open to the public
Name: Pinkas Synagogue (Pinkasova synagoga)
Address: street Siroka 3; 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Maisel Synagogue Maisel Synagogue
The Maisel Synagogue was built in 1590 - 1592 by the Mayor of the Jewish Town, Mordechai Maisel, who funded the extensive Renaissance reconstruction of the ghetto.

Situation: 10 min walk from the centre (Old Town Hall)
Visit: open to the public
Name: Maisel Synagogue (Maiselova synagoga)
Address: Maiselova 10; 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Spanish Synagogue Spanish Synagogue
The Spanish Synagogue was built in 1868 on the site of the oldest Prague Jewish house of prayer ("the Old Shul").

Situation: 10 min walk from the centre (Old Town Hall)
Visit: open to the public
Name: Spanish Synagogue (Spanelska synagoga)
Address: Vezenska 1; 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Klausen Synagogue Klausen Synagogue
The Klausen Synagogue is located by the entrance to the Old Jewish Cemetery. It takes its name from the German word "Klaus" meaning "smal building".

Situation: 10 min walk from the centre (Old Town Hall)
Visit: open to the public
Name: Klausen Synagogue (Klausova synagoga)
Address: U Stareho hrbitova 1; 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Ceremonial Hall Ceremonial Hall
The building housing the fomer Ceremonial Hall and mortuary of the Old Jewish Cemetery was built in a pseudo-Romanesque style in 1911-12.

Situation: 10 min walk from the centre (Old Town Hall)
Visit: open to the public
Name: Ceremonial Hall (Obradni sin)
Address: Stareho hrbitova 3a; 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
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Alvin from U.S.A. 10/2009
Was there synagogue in the Jewish Town ? I was in Prague o Jan. 1 1946and was taken to what I remember as a shul in what seemed to me to be a catacomb. i was there for sabbath services on Saturday evening, taken by my cousin. Another American jewish officer was there also. I remember it being called the alte neu shul. It had an encaged Swedish flag hanging from the ceiling, to indicate freedom for the Jews from, I believe the 800s. Please help me in this. I know it was not what see is called the alte neu synagogue. THANKS
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