Old Jewish Cemetery
The Klaus Synagogue houses a good exhibit on Jewish ceremonies of birth and death, worship and special holy days.
Built in 1912, the Ceremonial Hall was formerly the mortuary for the Old Jewish Cemetery, and is the site of an interesting exhibition...
The handsome Pinkas Synagogue was built in 1535 and used for worship until 1941. After WWII it was converted into a memorial, with wall...
Pinkas Synagogue, Široká 3 · interesting places nearby
Old Jewish Cemetery information
The Old Jewish Cemetery is Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish graveyard. Founded in the early 15th century, it has a palpable atmosphere of mourning even after two centuries of disuse (it was closed in 1787). Around 12,000 crumbling stones (some brought from other, long-gone cemeteries) are heaped together, but beneath them are perhaps 100,000 graves, piled in layers because of the lack of space.
However, remember that this is one of Prague’s most popular sights, so if you’re hoping to have a moment of quiet contemplation you’ll probably be disappointed.