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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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  • Bought tickets at 5pm, one hour to closing time. There were lots to see at the cemetery, synagogues and the ceremony room, but it was a pity we did not have enough time. Two hours will be good to... 
    Bought tickets at 5pm, one hour to closing time. There were lots to see at the cemetery, synagogues and the ceremony room, but it was a pity we did not have enough time. Two hours will be good to...  more »
  • Short visit because I purchased a ticket for the Spanish synagogue and it includes the visit to the cemetery. It is quite small and it can be visited on a circle. You cant walk through the graves... 
    Short visit because I purchased a ticket for the Spanish synagogue and it includes the visit to the cemetery. It is quite small and it can be visited on a circle. You cant walk through the graves...  more »
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  • Well worth visiting. Various choices of ticket which give access to other related venues. The cemetery itself was the main attraction for me. It may only take 15 minutes to walk through but very moving to see the gravestones huddled together as a consequence of the limited space allowed by the authorities at that time meaning that the graveyard is about 10 bodies deep. The height of the graveyard is very evident from street level.
  • Well preserved cemetery with hundreds of tombstones surrounded by relatively modern buildings. You get to go around the Graves and if you familiar with the language you will be able to read some of the words written on the Graves. Although this is not the cheapest site seeing in Prague, this consider to be one of the "must see" when you visit Prague, and especially if you're in the Old Town.

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