travelgrove Travel Tips
 

Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic

 
00
    
Legend
  • History & Culture travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: 2.2mi
itachan's pictureby itachan History & Culture travel tip
added on the 3rd of October, 2010
One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe and generally one of the most crowded ones in the world is Prague's Old Jewish Cemetery. It dates back to the 15th century and there are more than 20,000 people buried in this 1 block area.

I was astonished when I first saw the place and heard the story. The Jews were discriminated and could only bury their dead that place, so they dug the graves so deep that those could vertically hold 12 bodies. They put the tombstones right on the grave, one in front of the other. If you visit the cemetery, you will see the result, it's interesting and very moving as well. 

Address:
Široká 23/3, 110 00 Prague 1-Josefov, Czech Republic

Price:
Adults: about $14
Students: about $9

On the web:
http://www.jewishmuseum.cz/

 
Bethlehem ChapelArt Deco Galerie
 
 
 
History & Culture
tips

Recent travel tips for Prague

  • St. Vitus Cathedral
    The most important and well known church in the Czech Republic, St. Vitus Cathedral dominates the skyline of Prague. It is located on the 3rd courtyard of the Prague Castle and is a burial ground of Czech kings, presidents and other [...]
    D: n/a11
  • Famous city of the Fenstersturz
    Take a look at the Karls bridge and the city palace Hradschin. There the 30years war begun, when the people threw the officers of the emperor out of an window. [...]
    D: 1.7mi10
  • Bethlehem Chapel
    There are quite many old churches in Prague, but Bethlehem Chapel is unique among them. This is the chapel where, in the early 15th century Jan Hus, the famous Czech theologian raised his word against the corruption of the Catholic Church [...]
    D: 2.2mi00
  • National museum - the worl in pictures
    This 'exhibition' it could be made by everyone, who want to enjoy this proposal. Is a brand new initiation, it is an ambition to the museum could quickly become one of the largest photo database, made by everyone, from different cities, [...]
    D: 0.2mi10
  • Museum of Communism in Prague
    The whole place has got an interesting air of being made by hobby-historians. The Museum of Communism is in a small place and looks a little chaotic at first sight, nothing like the House of Terror from Budapest. Still, it is a good [...]
    D: 1.8mi20

Things about Prague you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Prague Travel guide

Prague has two parts: Old Town and New Town, which lie on the eastern bank of the Vltava River. The historic center of the city, Old Town, developed in a valley on the banks of the river. Many bridges link the two parts of the city, the most famous of these being the Charles Bridge, commissioned in the late 14th century by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Sion, Switzerland
If you are at Sion, you should try to visit the ancient roman building remnants, that are mainly covered by private buildings. You should also go...
Sightseeing: Roman building remnants

Cologne, Germany
If you are at Cologne and you are interested in history, but you also want to go on a walk, you should visit the remnants of the roman auqeduct of...
History & Culture: The roman auqeduct

 

Lyon, France
The most important museum shows pieces of textil art. Besides modern pieces are a lot of hundreds of years old exemplars too.
Sightseeing: Musee Historique des Tissus

Lima, Peru
Are you interested in hiring a personal tour guide on your trip to Peru? Hire a professional interpreter & Guide in Peru you can contact him...
General: Tour Guide in Lima, Peru

 

Chiscau, Romania
In the cave the temperature is about 7 Celsius, wear tick clothes
General: Wear tick clothes

Malmo, Sweden
Lilla Torg is Malmo's nicest square. It is part of the old downtown and there are a lot of great pubs and restaurants there. All the buildings...
Night Life & Entertainment: Lilla Torg

 

Fresno, California
Located in the grounds of the Woodward Park in Fresno, the Shinzen Japanese Garden is a true symbol of Japanese culture, mixture of tranquility,...
Sightseeing: Shinzen Japanese Garden in Fresno

Santa Cruz, California
The Mystery Spot is probably one of the weirdest man-made places you can see anywhere on earth. If you've seen any of those surrealist paintings of...
Sightseeing: The Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz

 

Wichita, Kansas
A history museum that lives. There is nothing more interesting and engaging than traveling back in time, and at the Old Cowtown Museum that is what...
History & Culture: Old Cowtown Museum

Zermatt, Switzerland
If you like wandering throught the nature combined with climbing, you should definitely go to Zermatt. There is also an special railway,...
Outdoors Activities: Mountains and nature

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*