Malostransky Cemetery in Prague

One of the most beautiful cemeteries in Prague, a Malostransky cemetery located at the Plzeňská Avenue at Smichov.  It is kind of a Prague version of  Paris’ Pere lachaise in addition to Slavin cemetery at Vysehrad. Established in 1680 as a plague cemetery and closed in 1884. It is truly an open-air gallery, a magic place full of old funeral sculptures. Among the tombstone authors, there are names of Czech artists of 19th century such as František Xaver Lederer, Vaclav Prachner, Josef Malínský, Jan Ludvík Kranner or Josef and Emanuel Max. In addition, F.X.Dusek and Josefina Dusek, the hosts of W.A. Mozart in Prague (Mozart wrote a concert aria Bella mia fiamma, addio for Josefina Dusek) are buried here as well as Kryštof and Kilian Ignac Dienzenhofer, authors of many Prague barock  churches and buildings. The cemetery is closed for public, but private guided tours can be arranged.