We were only in Prague for 2 nights – just the weekend – so there was only so much we could find time to see. But one thing we definitely made time for was the Old Jewish Cemetery. Used from the early 14th century until the mid 18th century, this is what 12,000 tombstones with over 100,000 layered burials looks like.
The reason all the tombstones were crammed in like this? Prague would only allow burials within a designated cemetery for different denominations and the Jewish community didn’t get a new one for over 300 years… So it got very full. They have a new one now just outside of the city, but this one is certainly unique.
We had a great weekend in Prague. It had a really good vibe, was super cheap eats and drinks and had wonderful sights. We were really impressed, and stoked that we got to go!
We’re still very behind on our blog posts, but will slowly catchup on them – promise.
Until next time…