Prague Jewish Community’s New Attractions

The Jewish Community of the Czech Republic’s capital has prepared a number of novelties to attract even more visitors to the Prague Jewish Quarter. Thus, one can newly see, for example, a recently opened historical mikvah and two new expositions.

The Prague Jewish Quarter (“Židovské město” in Czech), or “Josefov”, to use the quarter’s official name, used to be the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe. Nowadays, it definitely belongs among the most impressive places in Prague, thanks to its beauty and the echoes of its dramatic history. Every year, increasing numbers of tourists visit the Jewish Quarter, as discovering the rich Jewish culture becomes more and more popular.

Old New Synagogue in the Prague Jewish Quarter
Old New Synagogue in the Prague Jewish Quarter

Apart from regular sights such as The Old Jewish Cemetery, synagogues, museum, or the monument of Franz Kafka, this season you can also enjoy several novelties. The Jewish Community invites visitors to discover the newly opened historical mikvah (a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism) next to the Pinkas Synagogue. The mikvah most probably dates back to the beginning of the 16th century, and one can enjoy a guided tour of it (Sunday to Friday, from 1 p.m.).

Also, there are two new expositions, one of those focused on the revitalization of Jewish sights and the second one dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the Jerusalem Synagogue. The Synagogue is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., April to October.

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