The rich history of the Jewish quarter of Prague is as moving as it is long. Founded in the 10th century, this site has been the home of the largest Jewish ghetto in European history. With access to all the most famous monuments, this tour offers visitors a unique perspective on the life, judgments and traditions of the Jewish people of Prague.
The Jewish ghetto appeared when the city ordered Jewish citizens to move to a segregated part of it in the tenth century. Over time, the neighborhood continued to grow and experienced many restrictions. These circumstances contributed to creating a unique and fascinating lifestyle, which we will explore during this walking tour.
The tour starts outside the Rudolfinum, in the Jan Palach square. Among the highlights is the Jewish cemetery, one of the oldest and largest in the world. You can also learn things about the six synagogues that coexist in the neighborhood. Each one has a different meaning for the community. The Pinkas Synagogue houses the longest epitaph in the world, with 80,000 Jewish victims from the Nazi concentration camps.