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Small-Group Historic Jewish Quarter Walking Tour in Prague

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    Stop At: Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, Siroka 23/3 entrance at Pinkas Synagogue, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    The Old Jewish Cemetery is among the oldest surviving Jewish burial grounds in the world and along with the Old-New Synagogue, it is the most important site in the Prague Jewish Town. The National Geographic magazine lists it among the top ten cemeteries to visit around the world.

    It was founded in the first half of the 15th century. The earliest tombstone dates back to 1439; the last burial took place 348 years later. Although the cemetery was expanded several times over the centuries, it was still not big enough to meet the needs of the Jewish Town. As space was scarce, bodies were buried on top of each other, with graves layered up to 10 deep.

    There are about 12,000 tombstones in the cemetery, many decorated with animal and plant motifs.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, U stareho hrbitova 243/3a 110 00, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    The Pinkas Synagogue is the second oldest preserved synagogue in Prague.

    Built in the late Gothic style in 1535, it was founded by Aaron Meshulam Horowitz, a prominent member of the Prague Jewish Community, and probably named after his grandson, Rabbi Pinkas Horowitz. It was originally a place of prayer for the Horowitz family and was located near a ritual bath (mikveh). It was restored to its original form in 1950-54.

    In 1955-60 the Pinkas Synagogue was turned into a memorial to the nearly 80,000 Jewish victims of the Shoah from the Bohemian lands. One of the earliest memorials of its kind in Europe, it is the work of two painters, Václav Boštík and Jiří John. After the Soviet invasion of 1968, the memorial was closed to the public for more than 20 years. It was fully reconstructed and reopened to the public in 1995 after the fall of the Communist regime.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Klausen Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, U Stareho Hrbitova, 243/3A Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    The Klausen synagogue is the biggest synagogue in the Prague Jewish Town.

    “Klausen” was originally the name given to three smaller buildings from the 16th century that used to be on this site. These buildings included a yeshivah (Talmudic school) that was founded by the famous Rabbi Loew. After the ghetto fire of 1689, the Klausen Synagogue was erected on the site in 1694, in the early Baroque style.

    It was the Prague Jewish Community's second main synagogue and a number of its prominent rabbis served here. It was also used as a place of prayer by the Prague Burial Society.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Maisel Synagogue, Maiselova 10, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    The Maisel synagogue was erected in 1592 on the basis of a privilege granted by Emperor Rudolf II. Its founder was Mordecai Maisel, the Mayor of the Prague Jewish Town.

    Built by Judah Tzoref de Herz and Josef Wahl, it was originally a Renaissance temple with three naves, which was unusual for its day.

    The synagogue burnt down in the ghetto fire of 1689 and was rebuilt several times. It acquired its current Neo-Gothic form by Prof. A Grotte in 1893-1905.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Precious Legacy Tours, Kaprova 14/13, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    We will end the tour back at our offices in the center of Prague
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    Departure Point
    Memorial Kafka, Dušní, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Stary zidovsky Hrbitov
    • Entry/Admission - Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague
    • Entry/Admission - Klausen Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague
    • Entry/Admission - Maisel Synagogue
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • A small amount of walking is involved.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

    The tour guide was lovely but was missing some information about the jewish history of ancient Prague

    Thank Mendy L
    Reviewed 11 August 2018

    The first thing: there were only two of us, and the tour still ran. The guide, Maretka, was very knowledgeable and very pleasant. We covered a lot of ground and really got to know the old Jewish quarter. I would recommend this company to anyone.

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Sephardi
    Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

    Clara did a great job guiding our mixed Israeli and American group. I highly recommend this tour as a must-do when visiting Prague.

    Thank Zvi N
    Reviewed 4 June 2018

    Avoid this tour company at all costs. The tour guide did not show up at the tour time. Promised a refund - waiting for that as well.

    Date of experience: May 2018
    3  Thank Allan B
    Reviewed 16 March 2018

    We signed up for a group tour but were the only ones that day in the tour so we really had a private tour guide. Valintina was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Highly recommend this tour and would go back later...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    1  Thank Marilyn S
    PreciousLegacy, Owner at Precious Legacy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

    Dear Friend, Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are glad to hear you had a very pleasant experience visiting the Jewish Quarter with Valentyna, we look forward to seeing again in Prague soon. Kind Regards, Luba

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