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The Spanish Synagogue was built in 1868 on the site of the oldest Prague Jewish house of prayer ("the Old Shul"). It was designed in a Moorish style by Vojtěch Ignátz Ullmann. The synagogue has a regular square plan with a large dome surmounting the central space. On three sides there are galleries on metal structures, which fully open onto the nave. The remarkable interior decoration features a low stucco arabesque of stylized Islamic motifs which are also applied to the walls, doors and gallery balustrades. The interior, together with the stained glass windows, were designed by architects A. Baum and B. Munzberg and completed in 1893. František Škroup, the composer of the Czech national anthem, served as organist here in 1836-45.

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Comments (14)

Omar Gobbi on July 23, 2012

Great picture, magnificent architecture, <LIKE>, best regards from Argentina, "Omar"

Nadia Kushnir on July 23, 2012

Many thanks, Omar! Saludos! Nadia.

AndyUrbina on July 24, 2012

Hermosa arquitectura, bello registro, suma el cielo.Like. Saludos cordiales, Andy

Nadia Kushnir on July 25, 2012

Many thanks, Andy!

Harri L on July 26, 2012

Very nice shot, beautiful building! Like

Best greetings, Harri

Nadia Kushnir on July 27, 2012

Many thanks, Harri! Best regards. Nadia.

Marco Balsinha on August 8, 2012

Belissimo edificio, Gostei, cumprimentos de Seixal, Portugal

Nadia Kushnir on August 8, 2012

I thank you, Marco!

Paulo Yuji Takarada on August 8, 2012

É uma visão espetacular da arquitetura, parabéns pelo registro. F1 Saudações e tenha uma excelente semana, de Dourados - Mato Grosso do Sul - Brasil

Nadia Kushnir on August 8, 2012

Many thanks, Paulo! Kind regards. Nadia.

senmax on August 11, 2012

Прерасное фото.

Nadia Kushnir on August 11, 2012

Очень люблю мавританские окна-подковы! Большое спасибо, Богдан!

Ivan Logvinov on August 25, 2012

Прекрасное сооружение!

Nadia Kushnir on August 25, 2012

Большое спасибо, Иван! Я очень люблю этот стиль...

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Nadia Kushnir
Qiryat Motzkin

Photo taken in Old Town, 110 00 Prague-Prague 1, Czech Republic

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  • Uploaded on July 22, 2012
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    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2011/06/29 15:53:04
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/2500)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
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