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Old Jewish Cemetery - Prague
- Old Jewish Cemetery - Prague
- Alt Name:
- Czech Republic
- Late Medieval (1300AD-1500AD)
- 1400AD - 1499AD
- The Old-New Synagogue,
about Old Jewish Cemetery - Prague
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague is the final resting place of many leading figures of the city’s Jewish community.
Over 12,000 headstones jostle for space in this quiet but pretty graveyard, the oldest of which belongs to the scholar Avigdor Karo and dates back to 1439.
In use until 1787, it is believed that there have been many more burials at the Old Jewish Cemetery than denoted by the headstones, probably layered one on top of the other. Amongst the crowded graves lie those of the creator of the golem, Rabbi Loew (d. 1609) and the former mayor of Prague’s Jewish Quarter, Mordechai Maisel (d. 1601).
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Address: U staré školy 1, 110 00 Praha 1, Praha, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 221 711 511
The Old Jewish Cemetery is located in Prague’s Josefov district. The nearest metro station is Staroměstská (line A). Tram 17 also stops nearby.
The Old Jewish Cemetery is open daily except Saturdays and Jewish holidays, 9am-4:30pm (to 6pm in summer). Entry to all the Jewish sites under the remit of the Jewish Museum costs 480 CZK for adults and 320 CZK for children and students under 26. Under 6s go free.
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