Why the Jewish Museum Prague is the most visited Jewish museum in the world and the most visited museum in Prague

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Česky: Pomník Franze Kafky (2003), Praha, Česk... Česky: Pomník Franze Kafky (2003), Praha, Česká republika. Sochař: Jaroslav Róna. English: Monument to Franz Kafka by the sculptor Jaroslav Róna (2003), next to the Spanish synagoge, in Prague, Czech Republic. Bronze, height 375cm. Note: Freedom of panorama#Czech Republic Français : Monument à Franz Kafka, œuvre du sculpteur Jaroslav Róna (2003), près de la la synagogue espagnole à Prague, en République tchèque. Bronze, hauteur : 375 cm. Note : Liberté de panorama#Tchéquie (République tchèque) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In our second full day in Prague we concentrated on the Jewish Museum. We bought a ticket that included an English-speaking guide. Amazingly we were a group of two with our own dedicated guide who was extremely knowledgeable.

Overall, we were very moved by Josefov (the Jewish Quarter), with its thousand years of Jewish history. Key highlights of the Jewish Quarter are now part of the Jewish Museum, including the Old New Synagogue (the World’s oldest synagogue outside Israel), the Old Jewish Cemetary (with twelve layers of bodies), the former Jewish Town…

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