Vinohrady Cemeteries

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Candles in Prague's Olšany CemeteryEastern Vinohrady provides access to three important cemeteries.

Vinohrady Cemetery

The Vinohrady Cemetery (Vinohradský hřbitov) marks the eastern edge of Vinohrady in Prague 10. To get there, take metro A to Želivského or tram 11, 19 or 26 to Vinohradské hřbitovy. The cemetery was established in 1885 and many important Czechs are buried there, including painter Jakub Schikaneder, sculptor Otto Gutfreund, poet Stanislav Kostka Neumann, writers Karel Václav Rais, Zikmund Winter, and others. The family tomb of ex-president Havel is located there as well.

Olšany Cemetery

Olšany Cemetery in Prague-VinohradyThe large Olšany Cemetery (Olšanské hřbitovy) falls into the Žižkov district but the main entrance is from Vinohradská street. Take metro A to Flóra or Želivského (the entrance is roughly between the two) or tram 5, 10, 11 or 16 to Olšanské hřbitovy. The cemetery was established in 1680, originally for the victims of the plague. Over a million people are buried there. Some of the famous personalities of Czech history who have their graves there are linguist Josef Jungmann, journalist and poet Karel Havlíček Borovský, writer Karolína Světlá, playwrights and actors Jan Voskovec & Jan Werich, and the student Jan Palach who lit himself on fire on Prague's Wenceslas Square in 1969 in protest against the Soviet invasion.

New Jewish Cemetery

The New Jewish Cemetery (Nový židovský hřbitov) is where the grave of Franz Kafka can be found. To get there, take metro A or tram 10, 11, 16, 19 or 26 to Želivského.