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Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

Named after Emperor Josef II this quarter is a compact area that stretches from Old Town Square up to the Convent of St. Agnes and out to the Rudolfinum. It is the centre of the Jewish community in Prague, but these days the orthodox Jewish community living in this quarter is very small. Josefov is a place where you can find exclusive and expensive shops, fine boutiques and restaurants (including kosher restaurants).

The Jewish Quarter is a place for quiet reflection among some beautiful historic buildings, including the Old Jewish Cemetery, Pinkas Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogue are all part of the Prague Jewish Museum. Another name connected with this quarter is Franz Kafka. When exploring this quarter you might note that it is home to expensive shops, cafes and restaurants. 

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Cemeteries:

Churches:

  • Church of St Simon and St Jude

Concert Hall:

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High Synagogue

Attached to the Jewish town hall and housing the Jewish museum’s collection of silver, Torah pointers and ceremonial crowns is the High Synagogue. So named for its’ location on the second floor. The lower chamber houses a kosher restaurant. Mordecai Maisel founded the synagogue. The current building is a reconstruction …

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