5. The Jewish Cemeteries


For all of its modernity, Prague is also very much a city filled with history around every corner. Cemeteries in Prague are often centuries old and are the resting places of famous figures from all walks of history. Within the Jewish Quarter, called Josefov, the oldest existing Jewish cemetery in all of Europe is nestled in between ancient synagogues.

Scholars aren’t even sure how many people are buried in the cemetery solely due to how many layers of bodies have been discovered during excavations. Outside of downtown Prague, the Vysehrad cemetery on the grounds of Vysehrad Castle is the final resting place of many Czech intellectuals including noted artist Alphonse Mucha and composer Antonin Dvorak.