Starý židovský Hřbitov
Starý židovský Hřbitov
Starý židovský Hřbitov

Starý židovský Hřbitov

Top 1% of attractions in Prague
9 / 10

8 expert reviews

“Part of the five-location Jewish Museum, and once part of a walled off ghetto, graves here are 12-deep, lying beneath tumbling headstones sculpted with figures representing symbols of family names”

– The Telegraph

"An unforgettable sight, this cemetery is where all Jews living in Prague from the 15th century to 1787 were laid to rest." Full review
"Just 1 block from the Old-New Synagogue, this is one of Europe's oldest Jewish burial grounds... One of the world's most crowded cemeteries: a 1-block area filled with tens of thousands of graves." Full review
Lonely Planet
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"Founded in the early 15th century, it has a palpable atmosphere of mourning even after two centuries of disuse (it was closed in 1787)." Full review
This is one of Prague’s most popular sights, so if you’re hoping to have a moment of quiet contemplation you’ll probably be disappointed.
Time Out
"The Old Jewish Cemetery, where all of Prague's Jewish residents were buried until the late 1600s, is one of the eeriest remnants of the city's once-thriving Jewish community." Full review
Let's Go
"Make sure to notice the little stones on the tombstones—traditionally, these are used instead of flowers, adding to the beautiful, gray-and-green simplicity of the cemetery." Full review
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