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The Spanish Synagogue in Prague

There are times when things certainly don’t pan out as you plan them. For instance I had started preparing this post and was going to finish it up and publish at the beginning of the week before leaving for Montreal. Unfortunately I got sick on Christmas Day with what I thought was a cold but end up turning into bronchitis. so needless to say…no blog post…no Montreal.

I still have a few images of Prague that I wanted to share with you. One of things that my husband and I did (and I highly recommend) was a 1/2 day private tour of the old Jewish Quarter. Really we should have done the full day but we had a train to catch back to Vienna.

We knew that there was so much history and so much to learn that hiring a private tour guide was the best way to make the most of our time. I’ll be sharing my images of the Jewish Quarter in the next few posts but during this tour I wasn’t the “photographer” trying to get the shot but rather a tourist learning about what took place here.

Prague, Czech Republic, Spanish Synagogue, Praha, architecture, Moorish Revival, travel photography

This is the Spanish Synagogue which is the “newest” synagogue in Prague built 1868. It was actually built on the site of the oldest synagogue, the “Altshul” built-in the 12th century in the Prague ghetto.

It’s called the Spanish Synagogue because of its interior Moorish design and architecture.

While it’s still a functioning synagogue it’s part of the Jewish Museum of Prague and houses an impressive exhibit on the History of the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia.

I wish I had more pictures of this beautiful place but I had to be stealth with my photography. I got warned more than once (in different locales) that photography was not allowed.  The reason being they wanted you to buy the postcards.

Prague, Czech Republic, Spanish Synagogue, Praha, architecture, Moorish Revival, travel photography

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22 responses

  1. Beautiful shots !

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    December 30, 2016 at 9:24 am

  2. Lovely post, Edith!
    May 2017 be a great year for you, filled with joy, success, love, health, and anything you might wish for!

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    December 30, 2016 at 10:59 am

  3. These are wonderful, Edith.
    I sure hope that you are feeling much better real soon.

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    December 30, 2016 at 7:10 pm

  4. Isabella Rose

    A lovely image, Edith. Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell and hope you’re feeling better soon. Love and blessings for 2017. May it be filled with love and laughter. ♥♥

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    December 31, 2016 at 1:46 am

  5. Leo

    Happy New Year Edith. Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures.

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    December 31, 2016 at 11:06 am

  6. LB

    Hello Edith. Hopefully you are on the road to recovery. I very much enjoy hearing about your travels and the history behind the photos.
    That “new” synagogue is so beautiful.
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    December 31, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  7. Beautiful images, Edith,and good to see that places like this survived the ravages of WW2. Happy New Year, and good to hear (via comments) that you are on the mend.

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    January 4, 2017 at 3:39 am

  8. Beautiful interior shots, Edith. Prague is fascinating. The Jewish Museum and cemetery were quite memorable. Looking forward to your images in 2017. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

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    January 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm

  9. Awesome place and images Edith, hope you are feeling better

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    January 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

  10. I have seen some of the synagoues in Prague and they are fascinating. I am sorry there are so few jews left in this part of the world.

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    January 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm

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