Jewish Quarter (Josefov)
- Type: Cafes, Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Josefov, Prague's historic Jewish Quarter, is home to several significant sites, including a number of important synagogues like the Spanish Synagogue and the Old New Synagogue.
The Old Jewish Cemetery is a sight to behold. There are 12,000 visible graves and countless more underneath. With space at a premium, it became necessary for graves to be placed on top of each other, as many as 12 layers deep.
Recent travelers enjoyed visiting the sites in Josefov, but many complain about the admission fees. One TripAdvisor user says, "Seriously overpriced for what you receive. I was really only interested in the cemetery…. But, I had to buy an overpriced ticket that included a few synagogues, none of which was of much interest to me." Some spring for a personal or an audio guide, but you can save some money and just explore on your own (ideally equipped with a detailed guidebook).
Josefov sits to the north and northwest of the Old Town (Staré Mesto). Many of the sites here require entrance fees and have their own opening hours, which you can find here.