Old-New Synagogue

opening hours

Open daily except of Saturdays and Jewish holidays


closed 17.9., 25.9., 1.10. and 8.10.

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Červená st.
Prague 1

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entrance fees


CZK 220 (198 eTicket)

Children under 6


Children aged 6–15
and students

CZK 150 (135 eTicket)

Family (1 adult
up to 4 children)

CZK 220 for adults
CZK 110 per child

The entrance fee includes tourist guide service (on request).



About the synagogue

The Old-New Synagogue is the oldest site of Prague’s Jewish Town and the oldest extant synagogue in Europe. It has been the main synagogue of the Prague Jewish community for more than 700 years. Built in the last third of the thirteenth century by stone-masons from the royal workshop who were working on the nearby Convent of St. Agnes, it is a testimony to the important status of the then Jewish community of Prague. Originally it was called the New or Great Shul. After other synagogues were established in the late 16th century it became known as the Old-New (Altneuschul). Legend has it, however, that its foundation stones were brought by angels from the destroyed Temple of Jerusalem “on condition” (Heb. Al-tenai) of their return upon restoration of the Temple. The Old-New Synagogue enjoyed tremendous respect in Prague’s Jewish Town and in Jewish communities abroad. It also became enveloped in numerous legends and tales. According to one legend, the synagogue was protected against fire in the ghetto by the wings of angels transformed into doves, which is why it has remained miraculously intact to this day. Another legend has it that the attic of the synagogue is the home to the remains of the Golem, the artificial creature made of clay that was animated by the Rabbi Loew in order to protect the Prague community.