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Jewish Town Hall

this Sight was last updated on 2 Aug 02

The Jewish Town Hall (Zidovska Radnice) is not open to the public, but its exteriors were redone in 1763 in the Late Baroque style and are worth a gander.
The Jewish community, heavily discriminated against throughout Prague's history, gained the right to build the green wooden clock tower after they took part in the defence of the Charles Bridge against the Swedes in 1648.
There is another clock here as well, which is adorned with Hebrew characters and moves in a counter-clockwise direction because Hebrew reads from right to left.
The original hall was built in the 1570s by Mordechai Maisel and it now serves as the seat of the Council of Jewish Religious Communities in the Czech Republic.

Maislova 18
Josefov  show me everything in Josefov
Prague 1
Czech Republic
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Metro A (Green) to Staromestska

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Guided tours available?: No
Type of landmark: Building, Monument, Tower
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Romantic Location?: A Turn off
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