Prague’s Jewish Cemetery

27 June, 2014

After numerous trips to Prague, I finally made it to the famous Jewish cemetery right in the middle of the city. Every other time I went to visit, it was either closed or there was a long queue to get in. I must say, I hadn’t ever seen photos from the cemetery, or done any research on it, so I was quite surprised once I finally got in. And by surprised I mean disappointed. There was a rather expensive ticket to get in (about the price of a movie), then the ‘cemetery’ isn’t a traditional one as such. It’s a short, roped-off path around a collection of headstones moved and dumped at this location. Some are extremely old (1600s), but you can really only nicely observe those nearest to the path. It was not interesting to explore like most cemeteries, it’s only a tourist trap.




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