Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, Prague

Cemetery · Historic Site
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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  • The Jewish Quarter in Prague is atmospheric on its own but the cemetery may be the top. Hundreds and thousand of tombstones scattered in quite a limited area, some of them centuries old. Visiting.....  more »
  • This is a must place to visit which might sound a little macabre but it is astonishing that this graveyard contains almost 12000 tombstones. Due to its small area, the bodies have been stacked on top....  more »
  • Very impressive, we bought a combinationticket for the Jewish Museum (all the names of Jewish victims of WOII written on the walls), the cemetery (part of this museum) and the Spanish Synagoge. It...  more »
  • A beautiful place, filled with history. It's very peaceful and really not too busy (beginning of september).
  • Very interesting place, must see. Buy a combined ticket from the information center nearby, don't waste time standing in line.. much faster and more reasonably priced
  • I went to walk around in early morning. It was calm and quiet,
  • It is an incredible place where you can feel history. Historically, as the cemetery was in the ghetto it could not expand horizontally so it expanded in height with hundreds of ancient gravestones one next to another.
  • I'm captivated by its history. This cemetery built by a king,Přemysl Otakar II has been more than one thousand years. This cemetery is especially built for Jewish. There are more than ten thousands tombs, which is because of the custom of Jewish;They can't move the tomb. The atmosphere in this cemetery is antique.

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