As a small district in the middle of the old town of Stare Mesto, lies the old Jewish quarter, Josefov. This small district is completely surrounded by Stare Mesto and houses a number of Jewish synagogues, a Jewish cemetery and not least the Jewish Museum in Prague, where the sad history of the Jews under Nazism is depicted. Among the seven synagogues in the area, one of the most popular is the Spanish Synagogue, which has an exhibition on Jewish life in the Czech Republic from the liberation to the present day. In southern Stare Mesto you'll also find a museum dedicated to the Jewish writer Franz Kafka, born in Prague in 1883.
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