The Old Jewish Cemetery
This evocative cemetery was created in the 15th century when the Jewish community was prohibited to bury their deceased outside the ghetto walls. It is estimated that there are around 12 layers of graves, as space was very scarce. Over 100,000 people were compactly buried in the Jewish Cemetery, which is nestled in Old Town among huge trees; the tranquility of the area and the numerous lopsided tombstones create an extraordinarily mystic atmosphere.
Siroka 3 Praha 1, entrance at Pinkas Synagogue, www.jewishmuseum.cz
Address: Široká 3, Praha 1
In the Neighborhood
- Our Brehova Residence , a fully serviced apartment building in Prague, overlooks the evocative Old Jewish Cemetery.
- Have a relaxing cup of coffee at the Cafe at the Museum of Decorative Arts .
- Stay in a Prague Apartment; all of our apartments in Prague are centrally located and situated in attractive historic buildings that have been fully restored.