Few people go to the synagogue, maybe only Jews go back. The inside is very sacred and solemn. It seems that I still have to buy tickets inside. The decoration style inside is also unique.
The Tall Synagogue is located in Joseph City, Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It was built in 1568 and is a Renaissance style building. This church is integrated with the city hall and is used as a synagogue for the councillors of the Jewish City Hall. There is a chanting table in the middle of the church, surrounded by seats, and the ceiling is a Gothic rib vault. The church suffered a fire in 1689 and was later rebuilt. In 1997 it was restored as the prayer room of the Prague Synagogue.
A beautiful and historic synagogue. Upstairs has a timeline story of historic events.
If you're an uncultured American like me, you'll be surprised at how unfamiliar this synagogue looks. Really, really cool.
The Spanish Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) was built in the mid-19th Century. Although the Synagogue was built in a Moorish Revival architecture style, suggesting a Synagogue devoted to Sephardic Jewry, the Spanish Synagogue is actually a reform synagogue.
From the street this synagogue is hidden by a nondescript mid-century building but inside is a completely different story. This is without a doubt the most beautiful synagogue I have ever been in and worth a visit for that reason alone. However, for those who like more bang for their buck there are also some exhibits and artefacts around the sides of the ground floor and balcony that give an interesting history of the Jews in Prague. Outside the main entrance is the famous Kafka statue, worth a visit on its own accord.
The newest synagogue in Prague's Jewish quarter, the Spanish Synagogue has a gorgeous Moorish interior inspired by the Alhambra in Spain. There are two permanent exhibitions here, one on Bohemian and Moravia synagogue silver and the other a history of the Bohemian Jews from the 1780s to after the Second World War. the synagogue also holds regular chamber concerts as well as Jewish services.