Photographer's Note

The visit of the Jewish Quarter is often on the agenda in Prague. Situated not too far from Josefov, the so called Spanish Synagogue , a little jewel, is absolutely worth to spend some time to admire its exquisite architecture, but alas, let alone the tripod, no pictures are allowed inside it. This is the only one I could manage at one moment, I was not too happy to sneak it but I could not resist to complete my Prague archive.
May be the most beautiful of all Jewish synagogues in Prague, the Spanish Synagogue combines different architectural styles and traditions. It follows the beliefs and traditions of the Moors and Jews exiled from Spain in 1492, therefore it carries also mixed Catholic/Muslim/Jewish features.

Built in 1868, on the place of the Old Jewish School, the Spanish synagogue was named after its striking Moorish interior.


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