Are you visiting Prague and want to listen to a mix of classical, modern and Jewish music in the most splendid synagogue? This 1-hour concert is the perfect way to add something extra special to your experience. Architecture and music come together in perfect harmony while the brilliant virtuosity of both the orchestra and soloists thrills the hearts of the audience, turning the evening into an absolutely unforgettable experience.
- 07:00 p.m. in the summer time, 05:30 p.m. in the winter time
- Listen to 60 minutes of songs, arias and musical compositions written by famous composers
- Choose between 4 types of concerts – Bolero, Gershwin, Hallelujah, The best of the world and Czech music - Programme
- Enjoy a wonderful mix of classical, modern and Jewish music expertly performed by professional Prague musicians
- Experience it all amongst a splendid interior with perfect acoustics of the Spanish Synagogue
The Spanish Synagogue in Prague is known as the most beautiful synagogue in Europe. It was built in 1868 on the site of the oldest Prague Jewish house of prayer ("the Old Shul"), designed in a Moorish style. The remarkable interior decor features a low stucco arabesque of stylized Islamic motifs, which are also applied to the walls, doors, and gallery balustrades.
In the later part of the 20th century the Jewish Museum took ownership and began work on its restoration. This large project - spread out over several decades - was only truly completed in December 2020. The Spanish Synagogue is now a beautifully restored building, set in the heart of the Jewish Quarter. It is truly a sight to behold.
In the evening, the Spanish Synagogue becomes a wonderful setting for classical music concerts.
The concert program varies – there are 4 programs which include the best of Gershwin, the best of the world and Czech music, Jewish traditional songs, Bolero and Hallelujah. It includes solo and ensemble pieces by famous composers such as Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, and Bach, alongside great 19th-century Czech composers including Dvořák and Smetana. Plus popular works of Gershwin, Weber, Bernstein, etc.
The group Czech Collegium is largely made up of leading players from the Prague FOK Symphony Orchestra. It has been in existence since 1997 as an ensemble which devotes itself mainly to chamber music - it has been well received both in its home country and abroad.
So take a moment out of your day of sightseeing Prague to relax and take in some beautiful music, surrounded by historic works of art in the Spanish Synagogue.
- Ticket for the performance
- Printed Program in English
Meeting point info
- Spanish Synagogue, Vězeňská 1, Praha 1 – Josefov, 110 00
Meeting point map
Know before you go
- The concert hall is open 15 min before the start of the performance
- Free choice of seating available (first come first serve)
- Live DVD from the concert is available for an extra charge after the performance
- During the winter the interior of the Spanish Synagogue is heated
- No official dress code for concerts, attire is mostly smart casual
- Cancellation policy for group of 10 people or more may differ from our standard cancellation policy due to high demand
- Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
- *ℹ Only valid with student ID (public transport pass) or other document that proves the study (ISIC)
- Wheelchair accessible