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Old Jewish Cemetery

this Sight was last updated on 5 Sep 02

The Old Jewish Cemetery (Stary Zidovsky Hrbitov) is not much bigger than its original size when it was founded in 1478, but for more than 300 years it was the only place where Jews were permitted to bury their dead.
More than 12,000 gravestones are packed in together willy-nilly in the small space but it has been estimated that as many as 100,000 people are buried here in layers, one atop the next.
The most famous and visible tombstone is that of Rabbi Low, and visitors from all over the world place coins on the little stone lip as a mark of respect.
The cemetery complex is also home to the Pinkas Synagogue, Prague's second oldest, which serves as a memorial to Jewish Czechoslovakians imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp and later executed in Nazi death camps.

 Address
Siroka 3
Josefov  show me everything in Josefov
Prague 1
Czech Republic
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 Languages
English, Czech, German

 Getting there - public transport
Metro A (Green) to Staromestska

 Detailed info
Guided tours available?: No
Entrance free?: Yes
Type of landmark: Statue/Memorial, Religious Place
Available for hire as: No info at present
Romantic Location?: A Turn off
Entrance fee adults, if applicable: No info at present
Entrance fee children/concessions, if applicable: No info at present
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Good value.
Harris, 17 Sep 05



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