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Warsaw: Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery

Product ID: 308798
Visit a main Jewish necropolis in Warsaw which is 200 years old. There, you will discover biographies of the famous rabbis, artists, and ghetto fighters buried there, and can also learn the meaning of the various symbols engraved on the gravestones.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Starting time 11:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Polish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a Jewish cemetery that was almost untouched by World War II
  • Discover unique pieces of sepulchral art
  • Learn stories of famous Jewish men and women
Full description
The cemetery at Okopowa Street has been a main Jewish necropolis in Warsaw for around 200 years. It is also one of the biggest Jewish cemeteries in the whole of Poland.

Famous rabbis, actors, writers, painters, and ghetto fighters are buried here, and the symbols sculptured on the gravestones are particularly interesting to those that visit this site. Whilst there you will be able to learn local anecdotes, and can also search for unique gravestones sculptured by Abraham Ostrzega.

You will learn the reason why Abraham Ostrzega was admired by other artists, but condemned by the local rabbis. Throughout this experience, you will also become more familiar with Jewish funeral customs and traditions.
Includes
  • Professional guide's service
  • entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet your tour guide in front of the main gate to the cemetery (outside the cemetery).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
Know before you go
• If men wish to cover their heads while entering the cemetery, free kipas will be provided at the entrance
Organized by

Warsaw Dream

Product ID: 308798