Mandatory Prague

Josefov (Jewish Quarter)

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Prague’s old Jewish Ghetto, this area is home to one of the oldest cemeteries in Europe, multiple historical synagogues and a number of Prague’s mystical legends. The graveyard holds about 12,000 visible tombstones, but is home to countless more underneath since the graves were built on top of eachother due to lack of space and years of antisemitism. The quarter is also home to the oldest still-existing synagogue in Europe – the Old-New Synagogue –where Rabbi Löw’s popular Czech legend Golem is said to reside. This district is also the birthplace of Franz Kafka; you can find Jaroslav Róna’s statue tribute to him here, near where Kafka used to live sandwiched between two spiritual sites.

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