First on our list was a visit to the Jewish Museum in the old Jewish ghetto of Prague. We had our route all mapped out, and thankfully didn't have the same problem as yesterday. We easily found the Museum, and stood in a long line to get tickets. We met a nice mother and daughter from Toronto and enjoyed visiting with them while the line inched along.
The Jewish Museum of Prague is divided into several buildings scattered throughout the area of the old Jewish ghetto. The ghetto was originally walled off, but the walls were taken down in the late 1800's.
The first building we toured was the Maisel Synagogue, built in 1590 by the mayor of the Jewish town. This building, like all the others we toured today, is no longer used as a functioning synagogue. We viewed pictures drawn by young children from the Terezin Concentration Camp. The pictures were profoundly moving, some showing a sweet sense of innocence and hope, while others were very dark.
No photos were allowed inside any of the museums we visited today, so I don't have many photos to share.
We were allowed to take pictures outside.
The Old Jewish Cemetery:
We walked back to the Wenceslas Square area, and watched these musicians for quite a while--they were really good. I think they were supposed to be medieval minstrels--they really rocked out:
After roaming around way to long, looking for just the right lunch stop, we finally chose a small cafe near the square, and settle in for a much needed sit-down and a beer. We each had a bowl of soup and a good beer.
David had read about a regional specialty--garlic soup. Tonight was the night to give it a try--and WOW! It was quite "aromatic"--but it was quite good. I had a few bites--in self defense!