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number 15 in the city


Local name: Josefov

The historic district, surrounded on all sides by the Old Town, used to be a Jewish ghetto. Few buildings remain of its original appearance. The ghetto was liquidated in the 19th century, and most of the then buildings were demolished and replaced with more modern buildings. Nevertheless, in the small streets you can still see atmospheric monuments.

It is worth paying attention to the rococo Jewish town hall from the 18th century. On its tower, next to four classical clocks, there is a clock with Hebrew numerals, the pointers of which move in the opposite direction. There are also six synagogues from the 16th and 17th centuries, one of which has been converted into a museum and the other is a memorial site for the victims of the Holocaust. The oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe, in use from the 15th to the 18th centuries, has also been preserved in the district.

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110 00 Prague , Czechia