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Josefov is an atmospheric part of Prague's old town, the site of the city's former walled ghetto. It's a district rich with historical significance, with sights that include Europe's oldest synagogue still in use, and a Jewish cemetery dating back to the 15th century. The religious buildings and houses of Josefov feature some of Prague's most distinctive architecture., one of the world's leading online accommodation specialists, can provide a great choice of hotels in Josefov (Jewish Quarter), Prague, ranging from high-end accommodation to budget options. Secure the best value Josefov rooms in advance with's quick and easy booking system and look forward to your stay in this evocative district of Prague.

What's Josefov (Jewish Quarter) Like?

Josefov, its boundaries marked by the Kaprova, Dlouha and Kozi streets, and the Vltava river, was a self-contained town within the city in medieval times. The Old-New Synagogue survives from that era, a striking Gothic edifice built around 1270, the oldest of the six synagogues in Josefov. The Maisel synagogue, with a neo-Gothic design, houses the substantial collection of Jewish books, artworks, textiles, and silver, assembled in Prague by the Nazis, who planned a museum of an extinct race. The Jewish cemetery is one of the most visited sights in Josefov, featuring over 12,000 memorial stones, many dating from medieval times. Visitors with an interest in Czech literature will want to visit the statue of Franz Kafka, who was born in Josefov, on Dusni street. Walking tours of Josefov offer a guide to the main buildings and to the history of the Jewish quarter. Hotels in Josefov (Jewish Quarter), Prague are an ideal base for exploring the city and absorbing its history.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Josefov (Jewish Quarter)

Prague is a city that is accustomed to welcoming English-speaking tourists but it's polite to have a few everyday Czech greetings to use. Dress respectfully to visit the synagogues of Josefov. Men should cover their heads to enter (paper yarmulkes are sometimes available at the entrance). Pariszka, the main avenue of Josefov, is lined with attractive shops and cafes, and also offers handy public transport connections. Trams are an easy and inexpensive way of getting around the city. Choose from single tickets or economical 3-day passes. Use the site to discover the amenities offered by hotels in Josefov (Jewish Quarter), Prague. Our site includes detailed reviews from previous guests, photo galleries and sample room descriptions, providing a clear picture of what you will find in places to stay in Josefov.

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