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The Jerusalem Synagogue is the youngest synagogue in Prague and one of the most beautiful synagogues in the Czech Republic. It was built in the Moorish-Secession style in 1905-1906 based on a design by Viennese architect and imperial building councillor Wilhelm Stiassne as a replacement for three synagogues (the Gypsy Synagogue, the Velkodvorska Synagogue and the New Synagogue), which were torn down during the Prague demolition. Its interior is unique especially for its colourful and ornamental decoration.
The synagogue is the second largest in the Czech Republic and serves not only religious but also cultural purposes. There are several permanent exhibitions documenting both the history of the synagogue and the post-war history of the Jewish community in Prague, including the care of preserved Jewish monuments. The synagogue also includes a uniquely preserved original organ from the workshop of Emanuel Štěpán Petr, which visitors can listen to during regular summer concerts. The centre of the entrance façade is decorated with the Hebrew inscription “This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter” (Psalm 118:20) and above the entrances there is a Czech/German/Hebrew quotation from Malachi 2:10 “Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us?”
TIP: While you’re in the area, don’t miss the nearby chimes of Jindřišská Tower.
110 00 Praha 1
Mon – Fri 10:00 – 17:00
Sun 10:00 – 17:00
Admission price list
with the Prague Visitor Pass