MAISEL SYNAGOGUE

The Maisel synagogue was erected in 1592 on the basis of a privilege granted by Emperor Rudolf II. Its founder was Mordecai Maisel, the Mayor of the Prague Jewish Town.

Built by Judah Tzoref de Herz and Josef Wahl, it was originally a Renaissance temple with three naves, which was unusual for its day.

The synagogue burnt down in the ghetto fire of 1689 and was rebuilt several times. It acquired its current Neo-Gothic form by Prof. A Grotte in 1893-1905.

Permanent exhibition

Jews in the Bohemian Lands, 10th-18th Century

Among other things, visitors will be able to look forward to an audio-visual 2D virtual tour of Prague’s Jewish Town based on Langweil’s famous model of Prague.

On display is a wealth of rare collection objects, each placed in a new layout and proper context. Touch screens will enable visitors to look through old Hebrew manuscripts and to view historical maps of Jewish settlements. Visitors will also be able to search the museum's database for information about prominent Jewish figures.

In the evening hours, the exhibition area will be transformed into an auditorium and used as a venue for concerts, recitals and solo theatre performances.

Video & 3D tour

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Where to find us

Maiselova 10, 110 00, Prague 1

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