Josefov – The Jewish quarter
Josefov is a small world inside Prague, with a peculiar atmosphere all its own and filled with history.
Every buildling in Josefov echoes with Prague's Jewish history. Ironically, what is today called the Jewish town, received its look during the (often forceful) ghetto clearance in the late nineteenth century, when the magnificent buildings we see today were built. Jews had been confined to Josefov until 1781, and by the late 19th century the more affluent Jews had moved out, leaving behind a poor and orthodox population. The local authorities decided to “clean up” the quarter, and so the old building were demolished. This is not to say that Jewish life ceased to exist here. With six synagogues, a Jewish town hall and Jewish cemetery, the Jewish Town still is a world of its own, one if its own particular soul. Though the Golem has become a ubiquitous tourist attraction, the area still offers much of the magic that makes Prague unique.
Bohemia Bagel The bagel's popularity has spread from America back to Central Europe, the place of its origin. Opened in 1996, Bohemia Bagel offers American-style fast food with a touch of bagel - sandwiches, fries, burgers, etc. Prices are very affordable, and the place is especially popular among young budget-conscious travellers. Masná, 224 812 560.
Restaurant Yami Sushi in the Czech Republic has found a steadily growing community of aficionados. As a result, the number of Japanese or Korean restaurants has exploded in recent years. Of course, not all are up to par, especially in the tourist center where quality can be poor and the prices high. Yami restaurant, located a bit off Old Town Square was one of the first Asian restaurants in Prague and definitely is worth visiting. Consider making reservations, as Yami is always full. Masná 3, 222 312 756