Old-New Synagogue is the Jewish quarter of Josefov, the oldest functioning synagogue in Europe second-oldest active synagogue in the world.
Founded New Synagogue (Staronová Synagogue) in 1270. The name comes from the fact that when the synagogue was built already existed a synagogue, so that it was named the new synagogue and the other old. Later the old synagogue was destroyed, and over the years new synagogue was called «Old-New».
Typical Gothic building with a double nave, the most unusual is the five-ribbed vault of the main hall, a unique bohemian architecture. Other details that you can see it stepped gables, brick exterior, grape clusters and motifs from the grape leaves over the entrance portal, medieval furniture, including stone bench. This is one of the first early Gothic buildings in Prague. The most famous Old-New Synagogue Rabbi was Rabbi Leo, the legendary creator of the Golem legend. His seat in the Old-New Synagogue, the right of the altar, as a sign of respect for his death are still no sets.
Near the synagogue is the Jewish Town Hall, the residence of the chief rabbi.
Address: Prague 1, Červená 2
Open: Synagogue is now open to the public daily, except Jewish holidays and Saturdays, from 9:30 — 16:30 (January to March), 9:30 — 18:00 (April to October), 9: 30 — 16:30 (November to December).