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The high synagogue, located in the Josefov area on Cervena Street, was built in a beautiful Renaissance style. The greatest support, both material and spiritual, for its appearance was provided by the Prague Jewish patron and community primate Mordechai Maisel.
Until now, scientists cannot agree on what time this synagogue was built. Some argue that the construction was carried out in 1577, while others attribute it to 1568. The author of the synagogue project was the Italian architect Pancrazio Roder, who was assisted by the Czech bricklayer Rada.
The synagogue is located on the second floor of the town hall. Previously, it served for the Prague Jewish community, and was also intended for court hearings. You can get to the synagogue by going through the doors located opposite the entrance to the Old-New Synagogue. Then you should go through the main room with lunettes and cylindrical vaults to the stairs that will lead to the main hall of the synagogue. You can also get to the synagogue through the main entrance to the town hall, and then to the second floor by stairs.
The chapel is an elongated room with typical Renaissance vaults. The ceiling vaults form an eight-pointed star in the central part. The interior was decorated with lunettes and luxurious stucco moldings, curls and other characteristic elements. On both sides of the aron ha-kotesh there are paired columns, next to which there are `` windows '' made in the Romanesque style. There are three tall windows in the northern part of the room.
In the women's gallery, located in the southern part of the synagogue, you can see a rather spacious wooden bima. The gallery is also decorated with wooden trellises.
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