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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  • 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 »
  • Visiting Prague for just two days, we came across the Jewish quarter. We saw the grave yard and my daughter wanted to look round so bought a ticket for that, which included visit to the Spanish...  more »
  • It was an interesting visit to the cemetery and the other historic buildings, and memorial to those who lost their lives in WW2. I don't think its an essential place and we were unfortunate that the.....  more »
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  • 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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