Jubilee Synagogue - the youngest synagogue in Prague

The youngest and at the same time the largest synagogue in Prague, the Jubilee Synagogue, is situated outside the Jewish Quarter, but near the Main Railway station and Jindrisska Tower in Prague. Jubilee Synagogue was built in 1905-06 in Art Nouveau and pseudo moorish styles as a compensation for demolished synagogues in the Jewish Quarter.

The Jubilee Synagogue got its name from the 50th anniversary of the reign of Franz Josef I. Since the beginning there has been prayer services, nowadays they are held mostly on Fridays and Saturdays. The synagogue contains 850 seats, the side upper balcony is designed for women who also have their own entrance.

The front face of the synagogue is characterized by a large arch and a rose-window with the Jewish star inside. There is Czech and Hewbrew sign on the western face of the synagogue. The design of the synagogue attracts attention in the row of houses in that street.

Jeruzalemska 7, Prague 1

How to get there:
Take a tram no. 3, 9, 14 or 24 to stop Jindrisska. Turn to Jeruzalemska street just opposite the stop. You can also get there on foot from the Wenceslas Square via Jindrisska street.

Open to the public:

23rd April – 31st October daily (except Saturdays and Jewish feasts) from 13:00 to 17:00.

Entrance fee:
50 CZK (the ticket office closes 30 minutes before the closing time of the synagogue)

Regular prayer services:
Fridays at 20:00 (only from April to September)
Saturdays at 9:00 (the whole year)

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