Olsany Cemetery27 Votes
- Address: Vinohradská 1835/153, 130 00 Praha 3, Czechia, Prague, Czech Republic
- Phone: +420-267310652
- Tags: Cemetery
The largest graveyard in the entire Prague region, Olšany Cemetery boasts of featuring the spectacular art nouveau monuments. It bears a rich history of having more than 2 million buried in this sacred ground. Notable painters, writers, playwrights, actors, politicians as well as Figure skating and Ice dancing champions Pavel Roman and Jan Palach, the protester of Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czech are buried here. The Olšany Cemetery has two hundred chapel graves, sixty five hundred gravesites and six columbariums in its complex. The tranquil setup also has two spacious ceremonial halls for bidding adieu to the deceased.
How to Reach Olsany Cemetery
- Trams 1, 2, 5, 11, 13, 21, 23, 25, 67, 91, 98 - Olsanske hrbitovy
- Buses to stop - Mezi Hrbitovy
- Bus 136 to stop - Olsanske namesti
- Subway Service 1 to stop –Flora
Olsany Cemetery Reviews & Ratings
With its wide alley and massive trees, the cemetery looks more like a park. It's extremely peaceful.
Largest cemetery in Prague with many graveyards, old and new, dating from the 17th century. You can walk for hours and even could get lost in the differents paths.
Beautiful place. After nearly a week in Prague, we were running out of things to do. As the wife and I like cemeteries, we decided to pay a visit here. It was a short ride on the Metro, and practically right outside the Metro station. Its huge. We spent about 4 hours wandering around, and it was so peaceful. Its a proper oldy worldy cemetery, with loads of interesting mausoleums, and gravestones to read. Lots of places to sit and eat lunch too. We visited Kafka's grave, and also found Russian and British war graves there too. Highly recommended if you want to escape city centre Prague.
An old, beautiful & gothic cemetery. Partly!
Its origins date back to 1680, when it was used during a plague epidemic, but its definitive valorization is due to Giuseppe II, who with a decree forbade, for hygienic reasons, that the dead were buried around the city churches. divides into 12 cemeteries, also distinguished by religion. In addition to the Hebrew one, which we will discuss later, there is a section for the burial of Orthodox Christians and another for Muslims. There is also the cemetery of Red Army soldiers who fell during the war in Czechoslovakia. The monumental tombs that are inside it are numerous and of great value, among which those in art nouveau style stand out. Olšany also has two large structures for the celebration of funeral rites.