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There are about 12,000 tombstones in the cemetery, many decorated with animal and plant motifs. The most important figures buried here: the scholar and teacher, Rabbi Judah Loew Ben Bezalel, known as the Maharal (d. 1609) the scholar and poet...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Siroka 23/3 | entrance at Pinkas Synagogue, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Josefov (Jewish Quarter)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We visited the Jewish Quarter thanks to Philip, the remarkable guide of the Sandeman's Prague Free Tour. He told us a lot about the History of the Jews and the Jewish quarter and so strongly recommended us to come back and visit it more thoroughly....More

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 November 2012

I wanted to see this cemetery mainly because of its feature in Australian band INXS vido clip 'Never Tear Us Apart'. I do like old cemeteries anyway and have found them to be good photo opportunites. I very much enjoyed the cemeteries in Paris for...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2015

JMP with all of its objects including the Old Jewish Cemetery is a single entity, not a set of isolated monuments and exhibitions. That is why we offer combination tickets. Limited space in the Old Jewish Cemetery, where there are 100,000 people buried there and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth seeing, however, you should go into it with a guide that can tell you the significance of what you'll see. Otherwise, you are tromping through a well-traveled graveyard following a sidewalk with people in front of and behind you. You should also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Renata gave a superb tour of the Jewish Quarter. I found her recommended in a Rick Steves’ guide and she was top notch My wife and I had little time in Prague arriving late on a Friday morning. Renata met us at our hotel and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cemetery is behind the Pinchas synagogue. Very interesting and very old headstones. A must walk.

Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the Jewish synagogues where there is a museum. Some of the Jewish graves are very interesting, but there isn't that much information available, which might have made it better.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see while in Prague. A scenic and nostalgic cemetery. Very moving. Some of the graves are up to 12 layers deep. I wish we would have had a guide instead of walking around on our own.

Thank thetravelteam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s located in between Pinkas synagogue and Klausen synagogue. Point of entry is from Pinkas synagogue and exit point is from the gate beside Klausen synagogue. Security personnel is at the exit point so at any time nobody could enter from there. However it was...More

Thank TangCS74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is fascinating to be reminded of the centuries of Jewish history in Prague before the Shoah. We found the tombstone of Rabbi Low who created the Golem. There is also the inevitable sadness that comes with the tragedy that befell the Jews of Prague...More

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing that the cemetery and burial society building are still intact and were not destroyed in the Holocaust. Strolling through the cemetery is a tangible way of visiting centuries of Jewish life and seeing how much of the visual symbolism still carries forward today. Incredible...More

Thank creativecrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much history, so much tragedy, in this cemetary. Layers upon layers of gravestones. Names sometimes visible. Symbolism of the heritage for some - bird, fish, deer. Located near the synagogue, take a short walk through this area when you visit.

Thank deborahf702
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I found this cemetery incredibly moving, and sad. Having been through the synagogue and viewing this timeline history with it's photographs devastating! That said, from a historical point of view, it was wonderful to see, to read, to listen and absorb. I would definitely recommend...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer at Old Jewish Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your review and we´ll be pleased to see you again in the museum.

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Josefov
Josefov houses Prague’s Jewish community. This small
neighbourhood centered around Široká street is
completely surrounded by Staré Město (Old Town). As
the former Jewish Ghetto, today all that remains are a
few synagogues and the oldest surviving Jewish
cemetery in Europe. The narrow streets were once small
enough that a person could touch the houses on both
sides. You can still feel the dignity and history this
...More
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Dblake55
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Dear Dblake55, it is difficult to answer this question, but if you ask for amount of visitors in the cemetery, it is best to start at 9.00 in the morning.
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26 October 2016|
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Hello, thank you for your question, the Jewish Museum in Prague with all of its sights placed in different locations is a single entity, therefore we offer a combination ticket (CZK 300 or CZK 480 including the Old New... More
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It is the tombstone for the Maharal - Rabbi Löw - of Prague. Maharal's tomb in Prague is decorated with a heraldic shield with a lion with two intertwined tails alluding both to his first name and to Bohemia, the arms of... More
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