The Spanish Synagogue is one of the 5 synagogues which can be visited with a
combined ticket in the former Jewish quarter of Prague (Josefov). Visiting the Jewish sights of Prague is very popular among Prague tourists. The Spanish Synagogue is the newest synagogue in Prague (built in 1868). It is situated a little off the beaten track, about 150 to 200 metres east of the other major Jewish sights in the Josefov district of Prague’s Old Town.
Impressive in the building is the Moorish interior, which reminds of the Alhambra in Spain. Hence the name Spanish Synagogue.
Visitors can visit both the ground floor and the 1st floor of the Spanish Synagogue in Prague. There is also an exhibition on silver (several hundred silver objects). In the main room of the building there is an exhibition about the recent history of Jews in the Czech Republic.
In front of the Spanish Synagogue there was a very old Old School Synagogue from the 12th century. It was demolished in 1867 and the following year the present Spanish Synagogue was completed.
Czech; Španělská synagoga ; English: Spanish Synagogue
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.