Tag Archives: Prague cemetery

Cemetery of the Week #59: Vysehrad Cemetery

Vyšehradsky Hrbitov 11 V Pevnosti, Prague 128 00, Czech Republic Telephone: +420 2 4141 0348 Founded: 1869, in its present incarnation Number of interments: Approximately 650 Open: May-September from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., until 5 p.m. from November to … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #39: the New Jewish Cemetery of Prague

Novy Zidovsky Hrbitov Vinohradská at Jana Zelivského Vinohrady, Prague, Bohemia, 120 00, Czech Republic Telephone: I’ve found 3 on the internet, all of them different. Established: 1890 Size: 25 acres Number of burials: 15,000 under more than 5000 stones. Open: … Continue reading

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Cemeteries in the Summer

I think there’s nothing more beautiful than a lush, green cemetery in the summertime.  Flowers blooming, birds singing, soft breezes at play, and beautiful statuary:  what could be more relaxing? I’ve listed my favorites below, but I’m hoping you’ll also … Continue reading

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The ultimate cemetery travel inspiration

The Cemetery Book: Graveyards, Catacombs and Other Travel Haunts Around the World by Tom Weil My rating: 5 of 5 stars Have a friend who likes to travel? This is the ultimate guidebook for people who love cemeteries. Travel writer … Continue reading

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Beautiful gravestone motifs

Graven Images: Graphic Motifs of the Jewish Gravestone by Arnold Schwartzman My rating: 5 of 5 stars What an indispensable little book this is! It collects 240 full-color photographs of motifs on Jewish gravestones, breaking them down into family symbols, … Continue reading

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