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Josefov

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Josefov

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Wenovo wrote a review Sep 2020
Morris County, New Jersey2,092 contributions8,219 helpful votes
Josefov is a quarter in Prague , that is most known for the location of the former Jewish Ghetto. It is visited by many tourists from all over the world. Uniquely preserved, it is a site of the Old Jewish cemetery, the synagogues, the museum. Josefov is just a small part of Prague , but important part of its history. Prague jewish population prior to the Nazi occupation in 1939 was over fifty thousand Today only few thousands jews live in Prague. Thousands perished in the concentration camps. In the Pinkas Synagogue, names of thousands are handwritten on walls. Floor to ceiling, often families , with their date of birth and death. It truly is overwhelming and it took several years to finish. The display of the life of the children in Terezin concentration camp is heartbreaking. There are long lines to purchase tickets. They are many combinations available to cover the visit. A combination ticket may be best value, as you can return over a period of few days. It all depends , obviously, how much time you have. My husband and I were staying in the Four Seasons Hotel, for part of our trip, we had enough time to wander around and return to places we have been before. In contrast to the rich jewish history, in other part of Josefov is the famous Parizska ( Paris ) street with the most beautiful buildings and luxury shopping. After the communist regime fell this street took on a major transformation. Buildings were restored, renovated and expensive designer stores appeared .Quite a few excellent restaurants opened up too. Because of Josefov close proximity to Staromestske namesti, most tourist will find their way there.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Onleaveagain wrote a review Aug 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom6,251 contributions287 helpful votes
This is a must area to visit whilst in this beautiful city. There are several synagogues to view as well as the Jewish Cemetery all of which are interesting in their own way. Combined tickets to the synagogues can be purchased from the Jewish Information Centre. We wandered around the area by ourselves without a guide and saw everything we wanted to. Well worth visiting this old and interesting area of Prague.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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debsywalker wrote a review Aug 2020
Slough, United Kingdom2,918 contributions434 helpful votes
I really enjoyed walking round this area and would have liked to have done a formal walking tour and also visited the museums. Instead I had to make do with self guided but managed to see the stunning and historical buildings. You can feel the history here.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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George L wrote a review Jan 2020
Preston, United Kingdom618 contributions225 helpful votes
The Jewish quarter is not far from the Old Town Square. There are several synagogues and I would recommend the Old - New Synagogue as it is the oldest working synagogue in Central Europe. I wouldn't buy a 'walking tour'. Simply walk the streets and pay to go into the synagogue I recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Daniel G wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia2,837 contributions780 helpful votes
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Josefov or Jewish quarter is a one of places, where you can see what people build and where their life and life of future generations were ended. it is very sad to see places like this which remind Jews without them. Jews were integrated part of Prague and Czech until recatholisation and real Jewish life ended here by Nazis, who had belts with buckles, where was written "God with us"! This place and Teresin jail have to be visited by everyone to remind and not forget what was happen to avoid it in future.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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