Old Jewish Cemetery
With about 12 000 gravestones, this is the Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery. It was founded in 1478 and its crooked stone gravestones, scattered all over the area, bring on an air of mystery typical for the Rudolfinian Prague. Famous figures of the Renaissance Prague Jewish community, Rabbi Löw and Mordechai Maisel, are also buried here. Rabbi Löw is, according to an old Prague legend, the creator of Golem, a monster that wakes with a special Jewish prayer. Mordechai Maisel on the other hand was a rich businessman who financed the construction of the beautiful Maisel synagogue.