The Maisel Synagogue is one of the 5 synagogues in the Old Town of Prague, which can be visited as part of a combined ticket of the Jewish sights in the former Jewish quarter Josefov. It is about 100 meters away from the main attraction, the Old Jewish Cemetery.
Unlike many other synagogues in Prague, the Maisel Synagogue looks like a synagogue from the outside. The interior of the building also looks large and like a place of worship.
In the Maisel Synagogue there is an exhibition about the Jewish quarter Josefov. The highlight will be a multimedia presentation of the old Jewish quarter before the radical redesign of the quarter at the end of the 19th century. Old Josefov, when it was still one of the largest Jewish quarters in Europe. Visitors to the Maisel Synagogue can also enjoy other modern multimedia presentations. Touch screens provide information about famous Jewish people in the history of Josefov or old Hebrew manuscripts.
The Maisel Synagogue was built at the end of the 16th century for Mordechaj Maisel. The house has been severely damaged several times in history, including by fire, and had to be extensively renovated.
Important: Guided tours and Prague Card Jewish Quarter Josefov
Since things are quite difficult to understand, we recommend a good guide through the Jewish Josefov. You should book this in advance on the Internet (duration about 2.5 hours), as the capacities are limited. >>> Link with more information and booking
With the great Prague Card the entrance to the Jewish sights is free of charge. The Prague Card is a tourist ticket with free entry to many sights in Prague and much more. >>> On this link you can find the Prague Card and more information.
Czech Maiselova synagoga) ; English: Maisel Synagogue