This section of the Jewish Museum focuses on customs and traditions. The central role of ritual in Jewish life is emphasized ... More
Klausen Synagogue (Klausova synagoga)
This section of the Jewish Museum focuses on customs and traditions. The central role of ritual in Jewish life is emphasized by a rich array of objectsperhaps the finest collection of craft-work in the entire museum. Downstairs, are masses of silver and tapestry from the many, now defunct Czech synagogues. Upstairs, you will see objects used in the home, from a marvelous painted circumcision screen dating back to 1764 and an upholstered circumcision chair (1805), with one seat for the child's godfather and one for the prophet Elijahto smaller items such as skillfully worked silver spice boxes in the shape of elephants, ships and fish. This is perhaps the most fun and interesting section of the museum, which gives one the feeling that Judaism still thrives in Bohemia and Moravia. The visiting days vary, for specific timings check the website or call ahead.
This gallery is situated in the third courtyard of the magnificent Prague Castle. The artists elegantly represented here include the
likes of Rubens, Tintoretto and Veronese. Most of the paintings date back to the time of Emperor Rudolf II. ...
In Communist times this was the rather formal Museum of the National Security Police, which focused on uncovering enemies of
the socialist state. Now it is an extremely enlightening place to visit especially for those who can read the ...
The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started
in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. As ...