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Old Jewish Cemetery

Siroka 23/3 | entrance at Pinkas Synagogue, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 222 749 211
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There are about 12,000 tombstones in the cemetery, many decorated with animal and plant motifs. The most important figures buried here: the scholar and teacher, Rabbi Judah Loew Ben Bezalel, known as the Maharal (d. 1609) the scholar and poet Avigdor Kara (d. 1439) the founder of the Pinkas Synagogue, Aaron Meshulam Horowitz (d. 1545) the mayor and developer of the Prague Jewish Town, Mordecai Maisel (d. 1601) the Renaissance scholar, historian, mathematicians and astronomer, David Gans (d. 1613) the collector of Hebrew manuscripts and books, Rabbi David Oppenheim (d. 1736) The Old Jewish Cemetery is part of Jewish museum in Prague. The Old Jewish Cemetery is among the oldest surviving Jewish burial grounds in the world and along with the Old-New Synagogue, it is the most important site in the Prague Jewish Town. It was founded in the first half of the 15th century. The earliest tombstone dates back to 1439; the last burial took place 348 years later. Although the cemetery was expanded several times over the centuries, it was still not big enough to meet the needs of the Jewish Town. As space was scarce, bodies were buried on top of each other, with graves layered up to 10 deep.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Siroka 23/3 | entrance at Pinkas Synagogue, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Josefov
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to several sites of the Holocaust and Jewish Ghettos in my travels, it was a natural to wander thru the Old Jewish Quarter and pass by the Cemetery. While it is pretty well walled in for privacy, you can get a glimpse...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Worthwhile to visit this historic cemetery. Largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. Was in use for a few centuries. Extremely crowded due to the gov't restrictions placed on Jewish burial in those years. Rabbi Loew ,the Maharal is buried here!

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your visit, we will be happy to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ticket for whole package is 500czk . It's more than prague castle. I prefered to visit somewhere else . The cemetary itself was interesting. But you can not just buy the ticket for that partf of the complex.More

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The price, from our point of view, corresponds with the uniqueness of the visited sites and it is on par with the admission to other major European cultural heritage. The ticket includes several buildings including the unique exposures in most of them, you can use...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A definit must. The story of this place is so moving either you are a Jew or not. Read the story and "hear the voices" of the Jewish community of Prague.

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, we are happy you enjoyed your visit and we'll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hmmm interesting for a historical point of view when you know that several layers of graves are present. Otherwise yoi need t

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having recently travelled to Auschwitz, I was interested to see the Jewish Cemetery in Prague. There was a bit of a queue for the information desk at the entrance to the cemetery. I wandered over to check the admission charge and to see if I...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Please refer to our website on exacts admission fees. There is no charge for taking photos, and we do offer combination tickets only as The Jewish Museum in Prague with all its sites is a single entity. But it is possible to pay by credit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a small cemetery in the heart of the old city. Well worth seeing. Dates back several centuries and only takes a few minutes to see.

Thank Benjamin W
jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We'll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not too much original Jewish cemetries remained. This one is a history lesson, you will know a lot about the Jewish history in Czech.

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We'll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Jewish Cemetery is a testament to the persecution of Jews throughout the centuries. Because they were confined to a single neighborhood in Prague, the dead had to be buried on top of the dead in the cemetery. This created a juxtaposition of graves...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We'll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague!

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Josefov
Josefov houses Prague’s Jewish community. This small
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completely surrounded by Staré Město (Old Town). As
the former Jewish Ghetto, today all that remains are a
few synagogues and the oldest surviving Jewish
cemetery in Europe. The narrow streets were once small
enough that a person could touch the houses on both
sides. You can still feel the dignity and history this
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leneme
26 October 2016|
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Response from jewishmuseminprague | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question, the Jewish Museum in Prague with all of its sights placed in different locations is a single entity, therefore we offer a combination ticket (CZK 300 or CZK 480 including the Old New... More
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It is the tombstone for the Maharal - Rabbi Löw - of Prague. Maharal's tomb in Prague is decorated with a heraldic shield with a lion with two intertwined tails alluding both to his first name and to Bohemia, the arms of... More
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I do not remember exactly. Must be around 30 Euro for all sites plus 2 or 3 Euro for the use of camera...
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