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Old Jewish Quarter

The Jewish quarter (Židovská čtvrť) is a small area known as Josefov, named after Emperor Josef II, whose reforms helped to ease living conditions for the Jews (the Jewish Quarter contains the remains of Prague’s former Jewish ghetto). Josefov lies between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. Here …

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Kafka’s Prague

Even if you have never heard about Franz Kafka and have never read one of his books (novels The Trial, America and The Castle have been translated into several languages), you will surely notice his presence while visiting Prague. T-shirts, posters and mugs carrying the writer’s image are available at …

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Josefov’s main attraction is the old Jewish ghetto, which remains one of the most remarkable sights in Prague. Although the warren-like street plan of the old ghetto was demolished in the 1890s to make way for streets of luxurious five-storey mansions, six synagogues, the Jewish town hall and the medieval …

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Prague’s Synagogues

The Old-New Synagogue Known as the oldest synagogue in Europe, this building dates back to the late 13th century and was at one point the Jewish community’s main place of worship.  In addition to being an important site, it is also one of the most beautiful buildings in Prague.  The …

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