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Josefov
Josefov

Josefov

20 reviews
Sights and Museums,Historic Site
Ranked #18 in Prague things to do
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U staré školy 141/1, Josefov, Prague-Praag, Czech Republic
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Visit Josefov, Prague's former Jewish ghetto, to experience some of the city's heart-wrenching history. Jews in the Czech Republic were isolated in impoverished, walled communities as early as 1096, ... Read more
when the first crusade began. Much of this quarter was demolished around the turn of the century, and what remains was preserved by Nazi leaders as a future "exotic museum of an extinct race." Today, you can visit the remaining six synagogues, the cemetery and the Jewish town hall. Take an educational and interesting tour from one of the many trained guides.

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Glasgow, UK

Josefov, another name for the Jewish Quarter in Prague, is a great place to spend an afternoon wandering around. The main draw is the incredible architecture as well as the brilliant Jewish Museum. Located just off Old Town Square it is very central.

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Local from Prague, Czech Republic

This is one of the loveliest quarters in Prague. Not only rich with history, the neighborhood boasts tree-lined streets, lovely architecture and a spiritual atmosphere you don't find elsewhere in the city center. Home to cafes, restaurants and shops, you can fill an afternoon checking out each little corner. To truly explore the history, visit the Jewish Museum which runs the six synagogues located here.

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Reading, UK

The most complete collection of original Jewish buildings in central Europe. Was also the home of Franz Kafka.

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Melbourne, Florida

Josefov is the Jewish Quarter or the Prague Jewish Ghetto. Prague Jewish people where confined to this area over seven hundred years ago.

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Beautiful and filled with Jewish history, Josefov is a must see area in Prague.

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Bremen, Germany

the time between the wars is coming back to you walking the Josefov area of Prague. The traces of wealthy industrialists, art decor, bookstalls, places to sit down and look around, simply find out how time passed

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Padua, Italy
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It is the ebraic area of Prague, including synagogues, some of which nowadays are museums and the Jewish cemetery. To really appreciate this area some attentions should be given to the history of Josefov, through the visit of the 5 museum-synagogues.

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Beautiful

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

En una ciudad con miles de historias, el barrio judío que se ubica dentro de la ciudad vieja de Praga, también tiene las suyas. Fue por siglos el antiguo ghetto amurallado en donde vivía recluida la comunidad, sufrió ataques y también momentos de crecimiento con el reinado de José II, que le dio nombre. En la Segunda guerra Mundial los nazis pusieron especial atención en este barrio. Hay mucho para ver, las seis sinagogas, como la Española, la Alta y la Vieja-Nueva, el cementerio, el edificio del Ayuntamiento, la plaza de Franz Kafka con la estatua del escritor y sus calles (como la Parizsca) con tiendas de última moda. Atentos al Golem, que dicen habita la zona.

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