In a small area of the Old Town between Staromestske namesti and Charles Bridge, lies the historical Jewish Quarter (Josefov) ... More
In a small area of the Old Town between Staromestske namesti and Charles Bridge, lies the historical Jewish Quarter (Josefov) with its old walled ghetto, cemetery (containing 12,000 tombstones), and various synagogues including the Old-New Synagogue dating from 1270 (the oldest in Europe still in use). Dating from at least the 13th century, with its many cobbled streets, courtyards and squares, the area provides an atmosphere which is unrivalled in Prague - especially at night.
The Jewish quarter was beautiful and heartbreaking. The cemetry was incredible and so was the Spanish Synagogue. However everything closes at four or five pm, so make sure to get there early. I also had the best food while I was there.
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 ...
This place is a boon for the philatelist. The emphasis here is on Czech and Czechoslovak stamps. However, stamps and
other postal materials are also on sale. Temporary exhibitions are held upstairs. These may be of contemporary art or ...