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Josefov

Josefov, Prague: Hours, Address, Josefov Reviews: 4.5/5

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The area
Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 6 min walk
  • Lesser • 10 min walk
Popular mentions

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April K
Mebane, NC123 contributions
Must see if you are in Prague
Aug 2018 • Family
Must see!!! Closed on Saturdays. We bought the tickets to see everything and the Cemetery was very moving and had stones from gothic period. It was not that confusing to navigate through the streets. The museum had a lot of well kept artifacts that were truly amazing to see.
Written August 18, 2018
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN9,878 contributions
Very interested to learn but too confusing to navigate.
Jul 2018 • Couples
We really wanted to see more of this area and learn about it, but even with the guidebook we had, we still could not understand where to begin a walking tour. By the time we figured out how to enter the cemetery, it had closed for the day, limited hours. We found the synagogue but other than that and the cemetery, we could not figure out where the Jewish quarter begins and where it ends. We also never even found the ticket area or further information. No signs directing where to go.
Written August 17, 2018
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eliana1st
Tehran, Iran215 contributions
not well organized
Aug 2018 • Friends
know the history beforehand,...
the Spanish synagogue and old Jewish cemetery were the best ones,...
my problem with this place was the lack of organization,..
the map provided with the ticket was worthless since we had to look for entries and believe me in a 40° day that took a toll on us,... I had researched about the history before visiting but still for a place that's supposed to '' tell a story '', there was no signs and pamphlets to help us understand the history,...
on another note the streets around this place was gorgeous with many luxury shops,...
Written August 14, 2018
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CarlH74vdc
Palm Beach Gardens, FL287 contributions
Emotional & Insightful - Jewish History
Aug 2018 • Couples
A walking tour of the Jewish Quarter is a MUST DO. How... get a guide. My wife & I purchased tickets at the Jewish Museum to enter the various key sights. Also, for a small additional fee we had a guided tour in English. Hanna was our tour guide and she was outstanding. Her explanations brought life to what we saw and depth to our understanding of the history of Jewish presence in Prague. From the 12th century to today's Prague.... you get the story...the good, bad and ugly. This is not to be missed!
Written August 13, 2018
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TravelerAndrew
Boston, MA32 contributions
Incredibly Moving. Make Sure to Take a Walking Tour.
Jul 2018 • Couples
This district of Prague is filled with history and culture, but the best way to experience it, at least at first, is to take a walking tour. My wife and I did, and we learned so much and were so moved by the stories that we went back to the Jewish Quarter a second time to explore on our own. We purchased a pass at the Pinkas Synagogue which gained us access to many of the synagogues and sites in the neighborhood. It was a truly moving experience and it is highly recommended.
Written August 12, 2018
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Florida
Florida188 contributions
Incredible Place
Aug 2018 • Couples
We had a tour guide provided us by our tour, but all I can say is do not miss this! It’s rich with history & beauty. I recall the guide saying there are 7 or 9 synagogues but we only visited 3. It was beastly hot the first week of August - 95 degrees. None of the buildings are air conditioned so dress accordingly. Men should wear a hat, but one of the places provided paper yarmulkes for those without hats/caps.
Written August 4, 2018
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Bernice D
Brisbane1,207 contributions
A place to be remembered and will be remembered
May 2018
This was by far one of my most memorable trips, we decided to have a professional tour and learn all the history, I would recommend this, yes you can walk around it by yourself but not sure if you would get much of the history, certainly your eyes would see it all, but think a tour is the best way to visit this very memorable, sad but beautiful place.
Written July 28, 2018
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Paulette K
Boca Raton, FL69 contributions
A Must See When Visiting Prague
May 2018 • Couples
The Jewish Quarter of Prague is a must see when visiting this historic section of the city. Several very important sites from the Spanish Synagogue to the Jewish Cemetery are tucked away in in this beautiful historical section of Prague’s Old Town. The history of Prague’s Jewish roots can be found in this compact walkable area. Visitors will see amazing architecture, historic treasures and have an opportunity to walk through one of Europe’s oldest Jewish cemeteries. Do plan on spending at least a half day to see all the sights.
Written June 30, 2018
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George B
Aberdeen, UK1,547 contributions
Great Visit to Josefov in Prague
Jun 2018 • Friends
We came here for a visit from our accommodation nearby and found the whole area quite serene. We had visited the Terazin Concentration Camp the day before and saw the atrocities perpetrated there.
Fabulous old buildings dating back to early times and so much to see and do here.
It also houses the up market high end stores with all the best names available in Parisky Street.
Well worth a visit when in Prague.
Written June 30, 2018
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Often_on_road
New Jersey335 contributions
A Must when in Prague
Jun 2018 • Friends
The Jewish Quarter is full of history, remembrance, great sadness and perhaps hope. Our tour group had a local guide with superb knowledge and visited three of the synagogues, the cemetery and much of the neighborhood. Our tickets would have enabled us on our own to see the remaining synagogues and sites but we really needed to absorb what we saw and learned and return another day.

The three synagogues that we visited were the Maisel, Pinkas and Spanish Synagogues. Each is part of a museum, serves a unique purpose and has unique architecture. Pinkas was perhaps the most moving with all the names of those sent to the camps and the drawings by children. This is a highly emotional place of remembrance. The Spanish Synagogue is perhaps one of the finest in terms of the design and architecture. Maisel illustrates the history of the community, both the good and the bad.

We also walked through the cemetery. A must stop and one where either a guide or a book is helpful to understand all that you see.

This is part of the City that must be included in any visit. Don't miss the Jewish City Hall and its clock which runs in reverse. This area is also home to the tale of the Golem.
Written June 28, 2018
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