Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague
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Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague - Address, Phone Number
Address: Siroka, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Lying quietly in a desolate corner of Prague’s Jewish town is Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery. Part creepy and part fascinating, this cemetery has over 100,000 bodies buried on top of each other. Yes, believe it or not but there are 11 cemeteries stacked on top of each other at this site. The result is that the headstones are now crammed besides each other making it a whimsical sight and a rare, eerie occurrence. Hidden beneath the tombstones are thousands of intriguing stories; there are stories of pogroms, fires and floods. Some lavish tombstones speak of the golden days in the 16th century Renaissance, when Emperor Rudolph II ruled. A truly rare attraction, the Old Jewish Cemetery is a must visit just for its historical and cultural importance.
Old Jewish Cemetery Information
- Photography is chargeable.
- Disabled access available.
Old Jewish Cemetery Ticket Prices
- The entrance fee to the Old Jewish Cemetery is included in the combined ticket for sites in Old Jewish Quarter of Prague.
How To reach Old Jewish Cemetery by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus Stop: Staromestska, Namesti Republiky (207,294,505,511H2)
- Nearest Tram: Nameti Republiky (5,8,24,26,51,54,56)
- Nearest Metro: Staromestska
Restaurants Near Old Jewish Cemetery
- King Solomon
- La Veranda
- Chagall’s Club Restaurant
- Cantinetta Fiorentina
- Le Cafe Colonial
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Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague Reviews - Write a Review
We visited the Jewish Cemetery independent of a guide as part of our self-guided tour of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. While we preferred the freedom of not having a guide, we were a little sad we didn't have one, as we wanted to learn more during our visit to the cemetery. The Cemetery is beautiful and moving, and a must-see site. However, there is no brochure or signs or anything to help give history of context as you are moving through. So either bring a guide or bring a guidebook, if that matters to you. That being said - a very worthy and beautiful place to visit. So quiet and serene (except the occasional less-than-respectful tour group). Note: entrance is included as part of the "Jewish Museum" ticket - you cannot pay to enter just this site. It is 500 czk for entrance to all the sites.
Absolutely amazing! I got there at 530 on a Friday night just before they close for Shabbat. I was virtually alone as all the crowds and tours had moved on. Beautiful eerie and simply breathtaking. If you are in Prague you should not miss it.
This is a must-see for us anytime we're in Praha. Read the history of the cemetery so you're able to appreciate what you're walking through. This is worth the price and wait- Its best to go at non-peak hours to avoid the crowd.
An interesting place to see, especially if you're Jewish or know something about the history or the people buried here. It has a mystical feel to it, it's hidden in the chilly share of the tall trees and walls. The only bad thing is that you can't just buy an entrance to it, you have to buy a ticket for everything in the Jewish quarter.
Every visitor to Prague should come here, but be prepared for crowds and waiting. Also consider all the sights of Jewish history in this country outside of Prague
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