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Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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A place as mysterious as it is historically significant, Old Jewish Cemetery is the largest Jewish graveyard in Europe. Founded in the 15th century by King Ottokar II of Bohemia, the cemetery is a major landmark of the city's old Jewish quarter. Although the burial ground contains some 12,000 visible tombstones, the exact number of people buried here remains uncertain, as the cemetery contains as many as 20 layers of graves laid one on top of the other. The oldest preserved tombstone dates back to 1439, and it belongs to a prominent poet and rabbi named Avigdor Kara. To visit Old Jewish Cemetery and get the most from your holiday in Prague, create itinerary details personal to you using our Prague vacation generator.
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  • בית הקברות היהודי הינו מהעתקים ביותר בעולם, ומרמז על קהילה חזקה שחיה בפראג. ההליכה בתוך בית הקברות חווייתית ומרגשת, ולדעתי חובה לכל יהודי המגיע לפראג. בין היתר, תוכלו לראות את קברו של המהר"ל, רבי יהוד...  read more »
  • This cementary is one of a kind with its extremely old grave stones. You buy a combination ticket where you get to see two synagoges along with the cementary - but the latter is the star. You can buy ...  read more »
  • Excellent walk through history, The synagogue and cemetery have a very eerie feeling as you might expect and it gives you the chance to experience the history of Prague first hand! Very humbling exper...  read more »
  • This was one of the coolest cemeteries I've ever been to! The shark-tooth appearance of the old tombstones was very interesting, and it was beautiful to walk around in the springtime.
  • Great cemetry with mediaeval atmosphere. You can feel the ghosts in the air.
  • Very interesting historical place to visit. But I was dissapointed how small it was. You wont spend here more then one hour. Its hard to say if its worth the overpriced entry fee. Maybe once.
  • I found really touching the synagogue and the cemetery in the city. The visit was worth just for the cemetery itself.
  • The ceilings and windows are beautiful. Wall of names is very moving.
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