Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

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Exterior view of Spanish Synagogue, Prague
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The Jewish Quarter (Josefov) in Prague is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. The quarter offers a hands-on history of Jewish life in the Czech Republic. It is the home to several significant sites and six significant synagogues like the Spanish Synagogue and the Old-New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest active synagogue. Other meaningful sites you should visit are the Old Jewish Cemetery, the oldest surviving cemetery of its kind.


Czechia (Czech Republic)

Approx. Duration

1 – 5 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Medium

Local Currency

Czech koruna (Kč)

Price Level

Min. Price



Jewish Quarter, U Staré školy, Old Town, Czechia

Spoken Languages

Czech (official) and English

Recommended Age

Teens, Adults, Seniors

Pricing Details

Partially Free




Things To Do

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Things To Do

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Additional Information

quick tip Although you can walk and visit most places for free, some individual synagogues or museums have an admission fee. quick tip  Many sites have different opening hours. Prepare your schedule ahead and check operation time here.   Prague Jewish Quarter is one of the most interesting and impressive parts to visit in Prague. However, it’s important to remember that it has also seen more than its fair share of hard times and tragic events. These days, it’s a popular location among tourists since it contains many important Prague sights and attractions. In the past, the quarter was the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe. Today, all of the different historical monuments in the quarter, except the Old-New Synagogue, form the Jewish Museum in Prague. During your tour in Dusni street, you’ll also find a statue of the celebrated Bohemian Jewish novelist Franz Kafka, which was born here.

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Best Time To Visit

The best seasons to visit Prague are spring and fall when the weather is mild, and there are fewer tourists. Summertime means warmer temperatures and many tourists. It also means higher hotels and flights rates. Prague also enjoys many visitors during the Christmas season, but note that you should expect a fair amount of snow and low temperatures. * Remember to check the weather forecast few days before the trip and before heading to the airport. *

Flights & Accommodations

You will need to pack a variety of clothes to suit all weather conditions. Even in the Summer, you could come across a few sessions of rain and particularly windy days that can make it surprisingly cold.

As we always recommend, bring different clothing you can wear in layers. If you plan on hiking in nature, remember to bring sturdy pair of hiking shoes.

Events & Festivals

Before planning a trip around an even, verify the dates on the event website or local tourist info center.

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