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A place as mysterious as it is historically significant, Stary zidovsky Hrbitov is the largest Jewish graveyard in Europe. Founded in the 15th century by King Ottokar II of Bohemia, the cemetery is a major landmark of the city's old Jewish quarter. Although the burial ground contains some 12,000 visible tombstones, the exact number of people buried here remains uncertain, as the cemetery contains as many as 20 layers of graves laid one on top of the other. The oldest preserved tombstone dates back to 1439, and it belongs to a prominent poet and rabbi named Avigdor Kara. Make Stary zidovsky Hrbitov a part of your Prague vacation plans using our Prague tour itinerary maker app.
Tours to Stary zidovsky Hrbitov
BOOK WITH VIATOR Prague Jewish Quarter And Synagogue Walking Tour With Admission Tickets
Duration: 2h 30min
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Walking Night Tour - Ghost Stories and Legends of Prague's Old Town
Duration: 1h 45min
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Stories of Jewish Prague - 3 hour Small Group tour
Tours from $75 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Prague Old Town, New Town And Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
Tours from $39 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Old Town and Astronomical Clock with Underground Tour
Duration: 2h 30min - 3h
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Stary zidovsky Hrbitov reviews
Some friends raved about this and said it was excellent and we must do it along with the rest of the Jewish Quarter. We bought the multi ticket that included a few other items including the Spanish...
Some friends raved about this and said it was excellent and we must do it along with the rest of the Jewish Quarter. We bought the multi ticket that included a few other items including the Spanish... more »
The cemetery is small and tells a very powerful story of confinement. The place has perhaps more than 100000 graves and you can see together approximately 12000 in a very small space. Despite of...
The cemetery is small and tells a very powerful story of confinement. The place has perhaps more than 100000 graves and you can see together approximately 12000 in a very small space. Despite of... more »
Well preserved cemetery with hundreds of tombstones surrounded by relatively modern buildings. You get to go around the Graves and if you familiar with the language you will be able to read some of the words written on the Graves. Although this is not the cheapest site seeing in Prague, this consider to be one of the "must see" when you visit Prague, and especially if you're in the Old Town.
Definitely without a doubt our favorite place in Prague, looks a bit unreal even , it is so creepy special and beautiful. When we were here there was little bit of fog just like in some kind of a horror movie. We could have spent here a lot of hours looking and photographing but we bought the combined ticket for all the Jewish places so we had to carry on. It is not allowed to walk near the graves and tombstones just along the path that goes around and a bit inside.
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