The Jewish Museum in Prague is one of the Czech capital’s most visited tourist destinations, according to a recently-released report.
More than 721,000 tourists visited Prague’s Jewish museum last year, which is more than visited the National Museum and the National Gallery.
News of its runaway success follows publication of the annual report from the European Group on Museum Statistics, which uses national data to measure and compare visitor numbers in 30 countries.
Located in the Josefov Quarter, the museum is in fact a complex of synagogues and interactive exhibits that tell the story of the city’s large and influential Jewish community, dating back to the tenth century.
It maintains the Pinkas, Spanish, Maisel and Klaus Synagogues, alongside the Ceremonial Hall and Old Jewish Cemetery as part of its permanent exhibition, with one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world.