We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Jewish Cemetery

ul. Miodowa 55, Krakow, Poland
Improve this listing
Ranked #59 of 139 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Cemeteries
8 visitor photos
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    8
    5
    0
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hallandale Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
160 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This cemetery contains the graves of many famous Polish Jewish scholars and Rabbis. I visited in order to find the grave of the famous Polish Jewish painter Mauricy Gottlieb who painted the famous "Day of Atonement".

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
96 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Up front, I am Jewish so it will not surprise you how distressing it is to walk into a cemetery that has been put back together as best as possible using the remnants of gravestones that had been desecrated by the Nazi occupation. Heartbreaking.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
50 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Interesting to see, very peaceful. Graves packed in, higgledy piggledy tomb tones, old mixed with new, stones set into the walls. Worth seeing. Men have to cover their heads, but they hand out skull caps at the entrance if you don't have anything.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

If you are interested in Jewish Krakow then this is well worth a visit. There are some moving tributes to those people who lost their lives in the holocaust. As well as being a cemetery is also home to so some lovely birds, trees and plants. Unfortunately our trip was cut short by a thunder storm!.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Krakow, Poland
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
61 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

It's weird seeing reviews saying that it is "just tombs". What else do you expect from a cemetery? :) That said this cemetery is absolutely worthwile to visit. Not as much damaged as the Old Jewish Cemetery it looks more spooky but at the same time maybe even more genuine with very densily placed headstones. And it is a great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mons, Belgium
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
139 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Not something you want to visit unless you're a gothic freak or if your mum is buried there. I'd give it a wide berth...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Killarney
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I liked the uniformity of the graves and the story about the man who was considered a miser and buried in an obscure section but when he died they realised that he had been giving lots of people money on the quiet.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ireland
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
59 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

A whole lot of calm in a busy city. I had never been to a Jewish cemetery before. I loved how it had a "back to nature" feel about it. So many graves....full of history. worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

When you first walk in there is a monument built from the broken headstones created during the Nazi occupation. The outer wall on the side adjacent to the monument is also created using these headstones. Its sad to see that there can be such carelessness regarding human life. If you like cemetaries then it is a must. If you want... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

the wall was built from all the broken tomb stones after being destroyed by the Nazi,s

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed New Jewish Cemetery also viewed

Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
 
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
 

Been to New Jewish Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage New Jewish Cemetery, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing