The Old Jewish Cemetery in Žižkov

The Old Jewish Cemetery in Žižkov

Known as the First Jewish Cemetery in Olšany - was established in 1680 as a plague burial ground for the Jewish Community of Prague. Burials took place here during another plague epidemic in the 1820s and then on a regular basis from 1787 until 1890, when a ban on burials within the city came into force. The Jewish cemetery is an historic site of great significance. It is the resting place for some 40,000 persons, including a number of prominent rabbis and scholars.

The cemetery is accessible all year  free of charge, you can find current opening hours at www.synagogue.cz