Maisel synagogue

Maisel synagogue



Maiselova 10, Prague 1

Opening Hours

Winter opening times 9 am - 4.30 pm 

Summer opening times 9 am - 6 pm 

The museum is open every day except Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

The Maisel Synagogue was built in 1590-1592 on behalf of the privilege given by the king Rudolf II to Mordechai Maisel, the leader of the Jewish community of that time. The synagogue was built as a private one. Although the synagogue was Renaissance, it had many visible Gothic features. After the fire of the Old Town at the end of the 17th century, the synagogue was rebuilt in the Baroque style and also shortened, today it has only a third of its original size. At the turn of the 19th century, the synagogue got its present, neo-gothic look. During WWII the Nazis gathered the property they had confiscated in the Czech synagogues; an exposition was opened during that time called The Silver of the Czech Synagogues. Today the synagogue serves as a museum, where the exhibition of the Jewish History in Bohemia and Moravia form the 10th century to 1848 is situated.

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