The Spanish Synagogue


The Spanish Synagogue was built in the late 19th century, making it one of Prague’s more recent historic synagogues. This is evidenced by its lavish appearance, which is in stark contrast to the other fairly modest synagogues in Josefov. The Spanish Synagogue boasts a well-kept, beautifully detailed facade, with a Spanish Moorish style. Even the impressive exterior is incomparable to the inner section of the synagogue, with its elaborate decorations, intricately designed ceilings, beautiful arches, stained glass windows and an ornate Holy Ark. Once used as a sacred space for prayers, the synagogue today is a museum and concert hall, which is open daily to visitors. Be sure to check the museum’s website for visiting hours as they vary depending on the season.