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Old Jewish Cemetery at Žižkov

(Czech: Starý židovský hřbitov na Žižkově)

The Jewish cemetery at Žižkov (known as the First Jewish Cemetery in Olšany) is a significant historical monument. The cemetery was established in 1680 as a plague burial ground for the Jewish Community of Prague. 

There were over 40,000 persons buried here, among them many important rabbis and intellectuals. 

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The original cemetery was situated on a much larger area than today. In the early 1960s it was mostly discontinued and converted into a park, known today as Mahlerovy sady. In the second half of the 1980s, the Žižkov TV transmitter tower was built by the Communist regime, devastating the cemetery.  

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Žižkov, Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there
Jiřího z Poděbrad (Prague Metro LINE A) 293 m
Flora (Prague Metro LINE A) 506 m
Public Toilets nearby: 238 m
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