Old Jewish cemetery

Old Jewish cemetery



Siroka 3, Prague 1

Opening Hours

Winter opening times 9 am - 4.30 pm 

Summer opening times 9 am - 6 pm 

The museum is open every day except Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

Entrance Fees

The Jewish Museum in Prague Adults - 300 CZK 

Under 15s and students - 200 CZK 

Under 6s - free Family (2 adults + up to 4 children, Under 6s - free): per adults 300 CZK, per child 150 CZK 

Tickets valid for the Robert Guttmann Gallery

The Old Jewish Cemetery was founded in the 15th century as a compensation for the closed former burial ground which was situated in the New Town of Prague. The oldest known tombstone on the cemetery comes from 1439 and belonged to the Rabbi Avigdor Kara. Nowadays you can find nearly 12,000 tombstones on the cemetery; however, the estimate of the number of burials on the ground is close to 100,000 as the bodies were buried in layers to compensate for the lack of space. At the most popular places, there are up to 12 layers of bodies piled above each other. Because of the bad hygiene situation around the area, the cemetery was closed in 1787. Despite that, it is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe.

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