Located inside the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) the Old Jewish cemetery is to be found. The cemetery was in use from early 15th century until 1787. One thing that makes the cemetery special is the 12,000 tombstones and the fact that there are several layers of tombs. Due to this it is said that it can be almost 100,000 people buried here. The most famous persons buried in the Old Jewish Cemetery is the famous rabbi and scholar Judah Loew ben Bezalel, known as Rabbi Loew, who died in 1609.

Legends say that Rabbi Loew created a golem, a living being, using mystical powers based on the esoteric knowledge of how God created Adam.

Old Jewish Cemetery
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Old Jewish Cemetery pictures