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Old Jewish Cemetery in Zizkov

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Impressive Jewish Prague

First thing yuo should remember: in the ticket office they don't accept credit cards, only cash... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
GiorgioT1994
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Turbigo, Italy
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An important memory of tragic times

This combination of an exhibition and cemetry is a true highlight of this city. The exibition is... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
drsund
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Uppsala, Sweden
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The Jewish cemetery is an historic site of great significance. It is the resting place for some 40,000 persons, including a number of prominent rabbis and scholars. The most visited grave is that of the Chief Rabbi of Prague, Ezechiel Landau...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Fibichova 6, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

First thing yuo should remember: in the ticket office they don't accept credit cards, only cash (Czech crown or euro). This cemetery is really impressive. You can walk around the ancient Jewish Graves in a very mystical atmosphere. I think the ticket is quite expensive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of gravestones jammed in a very small location. If you’re in the area be a good place to come take a look and remember.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This combination of an exhibition and cemetry is a true highlight of this city. The exibition is located in the house next to the cemetry with information of how the chech judes were harassed and transported away to the different extinction camps. It also consistsof...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

My husband & I visited here on Monday on our second trip to Prague. We didn’t get chance to see it on our first trip. Had to use google maps as we were staying Castle side of Charles Bridge. Was surprised that the area was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Following two town tours the previous day, today wanted to be a less hectic approach especially as this cemetery is not far from where we are staying. Next to the TV tower the spot of green next to a school and the metallic tower is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Seeing the cemetery in the old jewish quarter is like stepping back in time. I recommend the audio guide, it will tell you about the stones and symbols you see on the stones and you will get a feel for life hundreds of years ago!

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

I found this place bu chance when I was visiting the Zizkov Tower. It's right next to it. It's curious because the tower area is such a lively and noisy one, with its bars and stuff, and this part, of the cemetery, manages to be...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

The jewisch cemetery offers an unxpected, even jarring experience with its thousands of tombstones seemingly jutting at the oddest angles from the ground. There are estimates that this small plot of land is the final resting place for about 100,000 people burried here on top...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Techkraut
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We made the wise choice of getting a "private" tour of the Jewish Quarter that included the Cemetery - advantage being that we were not rushed through and had time to read the gravestones. The labelling (including braille) of certain stones is helpful but if...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank CanBrit1
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The Jewish quarter in Prague is steeped in history and as one of the few places/countries that were not bombed in the war, it retains such interesting relics and buildings. We did a free walking tour that we downloaded online and took ourselves round, buying...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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