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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  • It was founded in the 15th century, and was used for burials until 1787. Since space was insufficient, over time it was decided to bury vertically, one on the other. Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezael, famously associated with the creation of the Golem, rests here.
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  • Not very big, it's worth learning the history to better appreciate. Walk past the tomb of Rabbi Loew and remember the legend of the Golem, inseparable from Prague (read Gustave Meyrinck's book)
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  • A beautiful place, filled with history. It's very peaceful and really not too busy (beginning of september).
  • 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
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