Old-New Synagogue, Prague

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Pariska and Cervena Str, Prague, Czech Republic

Old-New Synagogue, Prague Reviews

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The Old-New Synagogue in Prague Sep 08, 2010
The Old-New Synagogue isn't part of the Jewish Museum and needs a separate entry payment.

1270 doesn't sound terribly new but it was originally known as the New Synagogue because it replaced an even older one. Then, of course, it became old.

The entry ticket covers the service of a guide and the lady who guided me was most informative about the history and the architecture The Synagogue is still used but the guide told me that the users aren't part of the old Czech Jewish community but immigrants. The old community has gone, either exterminated in the camps or absorbed into the non-Jewish population.

You can go in the main chamber, which was men only and see the women's peepholes from an adjacent room.
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