Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, Prague

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Prague attractions like Stary zidovsky Hrbitov can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • To get the most out of it is necessary to worry about knowing something about it. The funeral culture is interesting, every culture has its rites. The entrance is jointly with other synagogues. The walk leaves the heart in a fist. From the door you see an imprint, but it has nothing to do with what it really is. The Jewish quarter of Prague was very important. This place keeps record of it. It depends on what you want to do in Prague I advise or not. If you want photos for Instagram it's not your place. If you're looking for some culture, give it a go. You won't regret it.
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  • One of a kind not to be missed and visit absolutely the ticket is included in your of the Jewish quarter and better to have a guide explaining the symbology of the various tombstones and the history of this cemetery
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  • Very interesting place, must see. Buy a combined ticket from the information center nearby, don't waste time standing in line.. much faster and more reasonably priced
  • This is well worth a visit, with ~12,000 tombstones and centuries worth of history to see and learn about. Note you can’t buy a ticket specifically for the cemetery - there are packages that include the cemetery so if you’re primarily interested in this sight, choose the 2nd package which is less costly.
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