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Old-New Synagogue

this Sight was last updated on 19 Jul 05

The Old-New Synagogue (Staronova Synagoga) was built around 1270 and is the oldest synagogue in Europe. It has been a refuge many times over the years for the Jews of Josefov and still serves as a religious center today.
It was here that Rabbi Low is said to have stored the famous Golem, a creature made from clay that many Jews believe came to life by magical means.

Why is it called the Old-New Synagogue? Because it was known only as the New Synagogue until another (newer) one was built nearby. That synagogue was later destroyed.

Josefov  show me everything in Josefov
Prague 13
Czech Republic
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English, Czech, German

 Getting there - public transport
Metro A (Green) to Staromestska

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Guided tours available?: Unknown
Entrance free?: Yes
Type of landmark: Building, Monument, Religious Place
Available for hire as: No info at present
Romantic Location?: Unknown
Entrance fee adults, if applicable: No info at present
Entrance fee children/concessions, if applicable: No info at present
Old-New Synagogue
Old - New synagogue

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