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Architecture in Prague: The Old-New Synagogue in Josefov, Prague


The Old-New Synagogue is also called Altneuschul, which means "old-new-school" in German and Yiddish.
Front side view of the Old-New Synagogue in Prague

Old-New Synagogue (Altneuschul) in Josefov, the old Jewish quarter of Prague, in 2008

Photo ©2008 Julie Lyn, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0), flickr.com

Europe's oldest synagogue has been standing on this site since the 13th century. It was constructed by the same stone masons already in Prague to build the Gothic St. Agnes Convent, one of the oldest Roman Catholic convents in Europe.

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Source: About the Old-New Synagogue, www.synagogue.cz website, accessed September 24, 2012.

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