Prague Jewish Quarter tickets and tours
The Prague Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Located between Prague's Old Town Square...
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The Prague Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Located between Prague's Old Town Square and the Vltava River, it is one of the best-preserved Jewish Ghettos in Europe with a museum, six synagogues, a Jewish Town Hall and The Old Jewish Cemetery - among the oldest surviving Jewish burial grounds in the world. Purchase a ticket to the Prague Jewish Museum, take a walking tour through the infamous quarter and visit these historical monuments to learn the unsettling history of the Jewish community in Prague, including their architecture, traditions, customs, and stories.
During the Second World War, as the persecution of the Jews came to a peak with the Nazi occupation, most of Prague's Jewish community was deported to concentration camps. While Prague Jewish Quarter was being cleared the Nazis are believed to have saved its buildings, monuments, and valuable works with the intention of creating a 'museum of an extinct race'. Today, the Prague Jewish Museum, along with the quarter serve the opposite purpose.