Old Jewish CemeteryCurrently Closed
- Address: Siroka, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic, Prague
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +420-222749211
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Cemetery, Family And Kids
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.
- Photography is chargeable.
- Disabled access available.
- The entrance fee to the Old Jewish Cemetery is included in the combined ticket for sites in Old Jewish Quarter of Prague.
- Nearest Bus Stop: Staromestska, Namesti Republiky (207,294,505,511H2)
- Nearest Tram: Nameti Republiky (5,8,24,26,51,54,56)
- Nearest Metro: Staromestska
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73.67% of people who visit Prague include Old Jewish Cemetery in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
28.44% of people start their Old Jewish Cemetery visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Old Jewish Cemetery
56.77% of people prefer walking in order to reach Old Jewish Cemetery
Beautiful, park like cemetery with old graves, beautiful statues, mausoleums right in the middle of the city. You won't even notice that a busy city life is going on right outside the walls of the cemetery. The cemetery is easy to reach by subway (red line), bus and tram. All of these stop at the flora shopping center and this is only a 2 minute walk away.
This is ABSOLUTELY one of the most beautiful places in Prague, but my bad rating is because you cannot simply buy a ticket for the cemetery. You must buy the expensive inclusive package that has museums in it. They should really make a ticket so you can just go to the cemetery and pay your respects.
Make sure to carefully look at all the various tombstones. There are so many different interesting designs that span about 350 years. The whole place is filled with a very somber atmosphere.
Valuable historical location. The queue can sometimes rise a little. Issue of returning an hour later. It can be interesting reading beforehand the online wiki-pages of the site, for a better understanding of the background of the graveyard and jewish community. Audio-guides are also available.
Very disappointed because I am in Prague for 3 days and I bought my tickets to visit the cemetery Sunday (23/09) and I asked if I could visit the place Monday or Tuesday (24/09 - 25/09) and this morning I had the pleasure to see that the cemetery and all Jewish places are closed Monday and Tuesday for the Jewish holidays... I do not understand why the person from the sales office did not tell me Sunday when I bought the tickets and specify that I wanted to visit the place Monday or Tuesday... In short really not professional!