The Jewish Town Hall is a beatiful Renaissance 27,5 high building in the centre of the Jewish Town at the corner of Maiselova and Cervena Street right next to the Old-New Synagogue. and only a street away from the charming Klausen Synagogue.
It does not seem to be very dominant but it’s only due to the fact that many buildings around it were built about the year 1900. Also for Jews the Town Hall has never been as important as the synagogues.
The Town Hall was built in 1586 in Renaissance style and it was funded as well as many other buildings in the Jewish Town by Mordechai Maisel (1528 – 1601) who was one of the richest people in Prauge in the 16th century. He even had his own synagogue – the Maisel Synagogue.
The building is famous namely for its two clocks. The higher one has Roman numeral markings and the lower one Hebrew numbers and hands that turn counterclockwise, the same way as Hebrew is read – from right to left.
The Rococo appearance of the Jewish Town Hall as we can see it today the building acquired in the 18th century.
|Old-New Synagogue||Maisel Synagogue||Klausen Synagogue|