Created in 1680 to accommodate Prague's many plague victims, the Olšany Cemetery (Olšanské hrbitovy) served as the city's main burial ground for centuries and is the final resting place of countless victims of disease and war. 

Large enough to hold an estimated two million graves and divided into sections, the graveyard consists of the Jewish Cemetery, which includes the grave of writer Franz Kafka, and the Christian Cemetery, where you'll find the final resting place of a more recent notable Czech, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in 1968 in protest against the Soviet invasion.