Prague Jewish Quarter Tours

The Jewish Quarter is part of Prague's Old Town and forms a self-contained area that can be easily covered on foot. The district was named Josefov after emperor Josef II and was added to Prague's historical center in 1850. Prague's Jewish population has lived in this area for centuries and was nearly wiped out during World War II. Today, the Jewish Museum administers a number of synagogues, such as the Old-New Synagogue (the oldest working synagogue in Europe), the Pinkas Synagogue that serves as a memorial to the victims of the holocaust with almost 80,000 names inscribed on its walls, the astonishing Spanish Synagogue, and others. All of the synagogues have been beautifully restored and house priceless exhibits collected throughout the past.