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The Old Jewish Cemetery

This evocative cemetery was created in the 15th century when the Jewish community was prohibited to bury their deceased outside the ghetto walls. It is estimated that there are around 12 layers of graves, as space was very scarce. Over 100,000 people were compactly buried in the Jewish Cemetery, which is nestled in Old Town among huge trees; the tranquility of the area and the numerous lopsided tombstones create an extraordinarily mystic atmosphere.

Address:  Siroka 3 Praha 1, entrance at Pinkas Synagogue, www.jewishmuseum.cz

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In the Neighborhood

Old Cemetery | Jewish Quarter | Tombstones
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Old Cemetery | Jewish Quarter | Grave Detail Old Cemetery | Jewish Quarter Old Cemetery | Jewish Quarter | Layers of Graves

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