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Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, Prague

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A place as mysterious as it is historically significant, Stary zidovsky Hrbitov 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. Make Stary zidovsky Hrbitov a part of your Prague vacation plans using our Prague tour itinerary maker app.
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  • Short visit because I purchased a ticket for the Spanish synagogue and it includes the visit to the cemetery. It is quite small and it can be visited on a circle. You cant walk through the graves... 
    Short visit because I purchased a ticket for the Spanish synagogue and it includes the visit to the cemetery. It is quite small and it can be visited on a circle. You cant walk through the graves...  more »
  • Charging to enter a cemetery is not really what I expected. Visited Aushwitz when in Krakow and knew this would not be same but even so disappointed for 500 cz crowns each. Also watch out for the... 
    Charging to enter a cemetery is not really what I expected. Visited Aushwitz when in Krakow and knew this would not be same but even so disappointed for 500 cz crowns each. Also watch out for the...  more »
  • It is without doubt one of the most important sights in Prague. That being said, I do not understand why I cannot buy an indivual ticket to enter. After visiting the Old New Synagogue (with a... 
    It is without doubt one of the most important sights in Prague. That being said, I do not understand why I cannot buy an indivual ticket to enter. After visiting the Old New Synagogue (with a...  more »
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  • A very interesting and calm spot worth visiting.
  • An interesting experience, don’t miss it!
  • Solemn and a very interesting place. Make sure to get an audio guide at the entrance of Ghetto, it will help you to get a better understanding of Jew's view on tombstones, life and death. All in all, it is a must-see.
  • Huge cemetery big area
  • Worth visiting once. The tickets are overpriced as others have mentioned but when it comes to museums and historical attractions I always think it’s worth it, to support the upkeep and preservation of these places better. I was disappointed that the Spanish Synagogue was closed for construction though it was part of my ticket package. Anyway, the history behind this place is so dark and painful. It was eye opening.

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