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Klausová synagóga (Klausen Synagogue)

Klausová synagóga (Klausen Synagogue) Review

This baroque synagogue displays objects from Czech Jewish traditions, with an emphasis on celebrations and daily life. The synagogue was built at the end of the 17th century in place of three small buildings (a synagogue, a school, and a ritual bath) that were destroyed in a fire that devastated the ghetto in 1689. In the more recent Obřadní síň (Ceremony Hall) that adjoins the Klausen Synagogue, the focus is more staid. You'll find a variety of Jewish funeral paraphernalia, including old gravestones, and medical instruments. Special attention is paid to the activities of the Jewish Burial Society through many fine objects and paintings.

    Contact Information

  • Address: U starého hřbitova 3A, Josefov, Prague, Bohemia 110 00 | Map It
  • Phone: 222–317–191
  • Cost: Combined ticket to museums and Old-New Synagogue 480 Kč; museums only, 300 Kč
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., Sun.–Fri. 9–6; Nov.–Mar., Sun.–Fri. 9–4:30, closed during Jewish holidays.
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  • Metro Line A: Staroměstská.
  • Location: Josefov (Jewish Quarter)
Updated: 10-07-2013

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