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New Jewish Cemetery, Prague

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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 Pavel
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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"...  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...  more »
  • The New Jewish Cemetery is a part of the Olsanske Cemeteries. This new one was opened in 1890 after the conclusion of the Old Jewish Cemetery. In the new cemetery was buried eg. very famous writer Fra...  more »
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  • Nice calm park like cemetery with Kafka's grave. Lots of examples of different grave styles. Currently in use.
  • An impressive location which makes the only to clear the fractions of Jewish life. Plaques testify by families and artists at the cemetery wall. Between old, overgrown by Ivy graves, it can be especially on warm summer days pause and think. The way to the grave of Franz Kafka is well signposted, but it passes easily at last sign as it is twisted.
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  • OTA Pavel, Franz Kafka ... etc. A place with atmosphere and a reminder of the past. Worth a visit, to slow down, take a walk and think about.
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  • It's not quite as pusobive as the old cemetery but also a presto Mobile visit
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