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Old Jewish Cemetery Tours

The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague is located in the Josefov area, which was once the Prague Jewish Town. The Jewish name is Beth Chaim, which means House of Life. It is the second oldest cemetery in Europe and was founded in the 15th century. The oldest existing gravestone is dated April 23, 1439. There are around 20,000 graves in the cemetery with headstones of varying styles from different time periods, such as Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic. 

Throughout the cemetery, pieces of paper can be seen weighed down by rocks in front of graves. Legend has it that the dead can fulfill wishes written on these pieces of paper. However, the rock used to weigh down the paper must be from where you live, not from the cemetery. You'll also notice overlapping headstones crowded together. This is due to a lack of space, resulting in graves being stacked on top of each other. The last person buried in the Old Jewish Cemetery was in 1787. 

Practical Info

The Old Jewish Cemetery is located in between Brehova, Maiselova, and Siroka Streets.

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Jewish Prague Walking Tour, Prague, null
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Jewish Prague Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore Prague’s historical Jewish Quarter and its synagogues and visit the city’s Old Town. Your tour guide will also take you around the Jewish Cemetery and ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.80
Small-Group Historic Jewish Quarter Walking Tour in Prague, Prague, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Historic Jewish Quarter Walking Tour in Prague

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy this small-group tour and discover the treasures of the ancient Jewish Quarter of Prague. Tour the interiors of four famous synagogues and the exterior ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.68
Prague Jewish Quarter And Synagogue Walking Tour With Admission Tickets, Prague, Walking Tours
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Prague Jewish Quarter And Synagogue Walking Tour With Admission Tickets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Join this 2.5-hour walking tour and learn about Prague’s Jewish heritage and the Jewish community in Czech Republic. Explore the Jewish Quarter in a guided ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.27
Walking Tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter Including Admission to the Jewish Museum and Old Jewish ... 
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Walking Tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter Including Admission to the Jewish Museum and Old Jewish Cemetery

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Take this 2-hour small group walking tour to experience Prague's famed Jewish Quarter. Learn about the people and the history of the area and see the Old ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.62
Jewish Prague Walking Tour, Prague, City Tours
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Jewish Prague Walking Tour

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Experience Prague's Jewish history on a fascinating walking tour through one of the only Central European Jewish town quarters that survived the Holocaust. ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.16
Small-Group Walking Tour in Prague: Stories of Jewish Prague, Prague, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Walking Tour in Prague: Stories of Jewish Prague

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This 3-hour walking tour of the Jewish Quarter in Prague focuses on the collection of buildings, exhibitions and sites that make up the Jewish Museum: the five ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
3-hour Walking Tour of Jewish Quarter in Prague, Prague, Walking Tours
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3-hour Walking Tour of Jewish Quarter in Prague

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Visit the Jewish quarter, a mysterious and preserved complex of Jewish sights, which belong to the most frequented sites of Prague today. Take a walk round the ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.16
Prague Jewish Quarter Private Half-Day Walking Tour, Prague, Walking Tours
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Prague Jewish Quarter Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Private tour of Prague Jewish Quarter "Josefov" takes 4 hours. It is a walking tour. In the price is not included an entrance fee to the ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.65
Prague Old Town New Town and Jewish Quarter Morning Tour, Prague, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Prague Old Town New Town and Jewish Quarter Morning Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover the history of Prague, the heart of Europe! This three-hour tour will introduce you to the fascinating history of Prague and take you through all the ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.40
Prague City Pass, Prague, Walking Tours
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Prague City Pass

3 star rating: Worth doing 22 Reviews

Explore Prague at ease with the Prague City Pass and sightsee at leisure, enjoying skip-the-line entry to some of the city’s legendary attractions as well as a ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Flexible

From USD $68.29

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