On the left wall before the entrance is a plaque detailing conservation efforts (which cost 1 million crowns per year). Over 20,000 people are buried in about twelve layers of graves, stacked to save space. Avigdor Kara is the earliest known person buried here - he was a poet who lived to tell about the 1389 pogrom. The reddish, grey and black tombstones are tilted at crazy angles, some covered with moss, some newly cleaned. Walking along the path that winds around the perimeter, Rabbi Loew's tombstone is about halfway through. It has a lion on it and a plaque on the wall across from it. Loew is known as the father of the Golem legend in Prague.
Old Jewish Cemetery, Široká, 110 00 Prague-Prague 1, Czech Republic
Old Jewish Cemetry and Nearby Attractions on Map
Prague Castle(1.7 km)
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Charles Bridge(0.6 km)
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Child Jesus of Prague(1.1 km)
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Jan Hus monument(0.3 km)
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Old Town Square(0.4 km)
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Wenceslas Square(1.1 km)
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Municipal Hall(1.3 km)
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Petrin Hill(1.6 km)
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