Old Jewish Cemetery



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Address:

Siroka 3
110 00 Prague, Czech Republic

Neighborhood:

Prague 1 - Josefov

Contact:

tel: 420 221 711 511
fax: 420 221 711 584
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Strenuousness:

Easy

NileGuide Expert tip:

Come to the Old Jewish Cemetery in the morning, when a slight fog hovers over the crowded graves and visiting crowds are at their smallest.

Description:

The Old Jewish Cemetery (Starý židovský hřbitov) is Europe's oldest existing Jewish cemetery. In use from 1439 to 1787, there are more than 12,000 gravestones in the compact area, which houses the remains of over 100,000 people. To manage this, about 12 layers of graves lie under the storied soil. Prominent Jewish leaders and scholars rest here, most notably the creator of the mysterious Golem, Jehuda ben Bezalel, also known as Rabi Löw.

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