Jewish Town Hall, Prague

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Maiselova 250-18 222-319-012

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    by doug48 Written Jun 16, 2008

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    now our virtual tour moves on the the jewish quarter (josefov). in the heart of the jewish quarter is the jewish town hall. it was built between 1570 and 1577 by jewish town mayor mordechai maisel. the tower was added after the war with the swedes in 1648. the baroque facade was added in 1763. today it houses the council of jewish communities of the czech republic. not open to the public.

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    by Cristian_Uluru Written Dec 30, 2006

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    The Jewish town hall (Zidovska Radnice) was built among 1570 and 1577 by the mayor Mordechai Maisel. In 1763 the facade was modified in a Baroque style. On the roof there is a wooden tower with the clock and a green steeple. The permission to build the tower was granted to the Jewish community as recognition to have participated to the defense of the Charles Bridge against the Swedes. In the eardrum you can see a clock with the Jewish figures and the hands that turn counterclockwise in sense.

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    by iwys Written Dec 12, 2004

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    The Jewish Town Hall, or Zidovska Radnice, was built in 1586, and has been the centre of the Jewish quarter for centuries. The money to build it was donated by Mordecai Maisel, whose grave and tombstone are in the Old Jewish Cemetery.

    The building was totally renovated in the eighteenth century, which is why it now has a pink rococo facade, a clock tower and a Hebrew clock, whose hands turn backwards or anticlockwise.

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    by Gili_S Written Nov 1, 2009

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    The Jewish Town Hall is just next to the Old New Synagogue. Build in the end of 16th century the building was the meeting spot of the local Jewish community.

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