(active c. 1270 in Prague)

Exterior view

Old-New Synagogue, Prague

The so-called Old-New Synagogue in Prague is Europe's oldest active synagogue. It is also the oldest surviving medieval synagogue of twin-nave design. Completed in 1270 in Gothic style, it was one of Prague's first Gothic buildings. A still older Prague synagogue, known as the Old Synagogue, was demolished in 1867 and replaced by the Spanish Synagogue.

The photo shows a view from the west.

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