In the center of Prague's old Jewish Quarter lies a cemetery dating to the first half of the 15th Century. The cemetery ... More
Old Jewish Cemetery (Starý židovský hřbitov)
In the center of Prague's old Jewish Quarter lies a cemetery dating to the first half of the 15th Century. The cemetery contains about 12,000 tombstones, including those of poet Avigdor Karo, astronomer David Gans, and Rabbi Loew, who is important in Jewish mythology because of his association with the legend of Golem. A pleasant day-trip, the cemetery also serves as a poignant reminder of the historical importance of Jews in Prague. The cemetery is operated by the Jewish Museum in Prague .
Opposite the Cernin Palace is the Santa Casa, built between 1626 and 1631 by the architect G B Orsi, commissioned
by Catherine of Lobkovic.Inside is a silver altar and a statue of Our Lady of Loretto, one of fifty ...
Located on the Letna parkland overlooking the Vltava River and city center, this structure was erected to replace the Stalin
Monument, which at the time was the largest in the world. The Stalin monument was built in the early ...
Frantisek Bilek was interested in the strongly symbolic element of Czech art. He poured out his spiritual yearnings and reflections
in a series of wood and stone sculptures which are now displayed in the house that he built for ...