Founded around 1270, the Old-New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) is the oldest in Europe and is still open for worship. The name comes from the fact that when the synagogue was built there already existed one place of worship, so this one had to be called the New synagogue and other …Read More »
The Old-New Synagogue situated in Josefov, is Europe’s oldest active synagogue and also the oldest surviving medieval synagogue. This building, with a twin nave design and five-ribbed vaulting of the main hall represents a unique architectural style. Completed in 1270 in Gothic style, it was one of Prague’s first Gothic buildings. A still older Prague synagogue, known as the Old Synagogue, was demolished in 1867 and replaced by the Spanish Synagogue. This synagogue should definitely be on your list while exploring the Jewish Quarter. Just next to the synagogue is the Jewish Town Hall, the seat of the Chief Rabbi.
Address: Parizska and Červená, Josefov