New Jewish Cemetery, Prague
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
The New Jewish Cemetery in Žižkov, Prague, Czech Republic, was established in 1891 to relieve the space problem at the Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague. It is about 10 times bigger than the Old Jewish Cemetery and provides space for approximately 100,000 graves, therefore having the capacity to serve for a whole century. There is also a specially designated area for urns, though the Jewish tradition does not allow cremation. The cemetery is still in use today and operated by the Jewish Community in Prague.The cemetery is noted for its many art nouveau monuments, among them, two monuments for members of the Perutz family by Jan Kotěra, the monument to artist Max Horb by Jan Štursa in the form of a mourning peacock, and many remarkable works of the decorative and sculptural arts in florid art nouveau style by less well-known artists. One of the more elaborate tombs belongs to the Waldes family; the tomb is decorated with two busts, the last pieces of art made by the important Czech sculptor Josef Václav Myslbek, creator of the Wenceslas Square famous statue of St. Wenceslas.Notable burials Franz Kafka Arne Laurin Arnošt Lustig Jiří Orten Ota PavelIt couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to New Jewish Cemetery and many more Prague attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Prague travel itinerary planner.
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We recently visited the New Jewish Cemetery just outside downtown Prague to look for some family gravestones but found so much more. The cemetery is beautifully maintained with a very helpful "porter"... read more »
Part of the Olsanske Cemetery complex across the street from the Radio Free Europe Office. This is out of the way place that gets you out of center city and is accessible by metro or a tram. Beautiful... read more »
Noi ci siamo andati in auto uscendo dalla città e raggiungendo il cimitero poco lontano dal centro. Il cimitero è molto grande e ci sono molte entrate da cui partire per la visita. Il problema sono i ... read more »We went by car leaving the city and reaching the cemetery not far from the Centre. The cemetery is very large and there are many entries for the visit. The problem are the parking lots are not always reported or unfortunately directly in the street if you find place. Very nice and charming, a mixture of neglect and nature that takes hold of the tombs, sculptures. Many famous people are buried here, a visit is a must to Kafka's grave.show original
Nice calm park like cemetery with Kafka's grave. Lots of examples of different grave styles. Currently in use.
Martin Snopekcosts for visitingshow original
Jiří DvořákIt's not quite as pusobive as the old cemetery but also a presto it standing for visitingshow original
Gustav Jiricekon prochazkushow original
Sho abbeOTA Pavel, Franz Kafka ... etc. The place with the atmosphere and a reminder of the past. Worth a visit, slow down, take a walk and think.show original
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