Old jewish cemetery was founded in the 15th century. there are about 12,000 tombstones in the cemetery. 😱
during the more than three centuries in which it was in active use, the cemetery continually struggled with the lack of space. for this reason, there are places where as many as 12 layers now exist!
that’s why the surface of the cemetery is raised several meters higher than the surrounding streets; retaining walls are necessary to hold the soil and the graves in place.
have you even visited this place? 🕍
#praguetoday_topplaces 📍 address: starý židovský hřbitov, široká, 110 00 staré město.
💸 tickets: old jewish cemetery is included in the tour of the jewish museum and prague jewish town. admission free - from 330 czk/adult.
tickets are valid for 7 days.
Grandpas funeral was really nice and glad to see family i haven’t seen in years. this photo was taken a few feet away by my great grandmas grave whom i never met because she passed when my grandpa was only a teenager. but he loved her very much. i’m not a religious person but it’s nice to think that he finally gets to see her again. #life#death#love#family#galvan#goodbye#cemetery#eastla#eastlosangeles