The Jewish Quarter
Trip Start Jun 25, 2013
16Trip End Jul 08, 2013
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Baroque, Renaissance, Classical, Neo-Classical, etc. etc. It is all so beautiful, so striking. Apparently, since Czechoslovakia surrendered to the Nazis during the Second World War just before they invaded, Prague remained relatively intact. There were no mass bombings and air-raids which destroyed the city, the fate suffered by so many other cities in Europe.
This morning we took a tour of the Jewish Quarter of Prague. We visited 4 synagogues: the first (called the 'Old-New Synagogue) dates back to the 1300s and is the oldest standing synagogue existing in Prague. It is still active today. Then we visited the Maisel Synagogue, which has been converted to a museum; then the Pinkas Synagogue, which is also a historical exhibit hall and is surrounded by the old Jewish cemetery
We enjoyed a nice lunch of Beef Goulash, and then on our way back to the hotel to rest up a bit, Jose gave us an introduction to Wenceslas Square. This evening we will enjoy a Chopin and Mozart piano concert. It will be in a music hall that is supposed to be very ornate and beautiful. I am looking forward to that.
I have to say that a few of us are quite tired with achy legs and feet from walking around so much. Being on these tours they really keep you moving right a long – no time to mosey. Good thing I have comfortable shoes.