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Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic

 
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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/

 
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