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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 »
  • An interesting experience, don’t miss it!
  • historic place really beautiful you should definitely visit it if you append to be in Prague.
  • 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.
  • Definitely without a doubt our favorite place in Prague, looks a bit unreal even , it is so creepy special and beautiful. When we were here there was little bit of fog just like in some kind of a horror movie. We could have spent here a lot of hours looking and photographing but we bought the combined ticket for all the Jewish places so we had to carry on. It is not allowed to walk near the graves and tombstones just along the path that goes around and a bit inside.
  • Huge cemetery big area

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