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.

Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Established in 1799-1806, this scenic and nostalgic cemetery features marble and sandstone tombstones called masebas, which reveal delicately carved symbols and ornaments, and the symbolic grave of the famous writer and teacher Janusz Korczak (1878-1942) who died in the gas chambers of Aushwitz.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“buried here” (9 reviews)
“mass graves” (7 reviews)
“resting place” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
CONTACT
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Warsaw
from US$133.10
More Info
from US$41.20
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (417)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"buried here"
in 9 reviews
"mass graves"
in 7 reviews
"resting place"
in 4 reviews
"heart breaking"
in 3 reviews
"polish jews"
in 3 reviews
"visiting warsaw"
in 4 reviews
"during wwii"
in 3 reviews
"old town"
in 3 reviews
"headstones"
in 17 reviews
"jewish"
in 42 reviews
"memorial"
in 27 reviews
"tombstone"
in 4 reviews
"inventor"
in 3 reviews
"ghetto"
in 15 reviews
"paths"
in 12 reviews
"history"
in 52 reviews
"orphanage"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is closed on Saturday. Easy to access from downtown (10 minutes in taxi or 30 minutes walk). Cover your head if you go there (respect the religion), you will be asked to pay 10pl to access the site. You should study the site before...More

Thank HongKongStars
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is strange to "rate" a cemetary! I went there to find the tombstone of the uncle of my father who died in 1929, and suprisingly I foound it, because I had good instruction from a family member. Otherwise, try to consult the main office,...More

Thank gioram
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you walk around the city there are plaques at these Jewish Historical sites and this is one of them. The have pictures with some of these plaques that shows you what is looked like during WWII. In side the Cemetery there is the original...More

Thank Staci446
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Not everyone likes hanging out in cemeteries, but they are full of atmosphere, and not in a creepy way. You can see art histories here in the designs and political styles too on the gravestones. This is a huge area, and it's almost returned to...More

Thank Alison R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Started 1806 with 150,000 graves left. Up to 350,000 graves at one time. Nazis destroyed buildings with records but left graves. Some graves have markers. Knife for Mohel on tombstone. Charity box on top of tombstone for philanthropic person.

Thank Stuart60645
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2018

A must if you want to grasp the history of the Jews in Warsaw. I would go there with a guide who can shed some light

Thank udihc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Although I have no Jewish heritage, I have been to this beautiful cemetery many times - in the spring, summer and most recently in the winter when the gravestone were covered in snow. It's like walking though Highgate or Brompton in London - gently dishevelled...More

Thank SukeyNW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This cemetery is very old and the headstones speak for themselves. I learned so much while visiting here. Take your time and soak in the unique pieces. Pay homage to those lost. There are pathways but at times it is uneven ground.

Thank sharkhunter1973
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Very important site. This would be difficult to see on your own, since there is so much to learn that is not accessible if you have not read a lot or have a guide. Allow 1-2 hours.

Thank Jay S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a part of the city located in what was the ghetto during WWII and it’s very impressive to see it under the snow and in minus temperature.. another must see - it’s said to be the biggest Jewish cemetery in the world!

Thank nick s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 129 hotels in Warsaw
Ibis Warszawa Centrum
879 reviews
.84 km away
Czarny Kot My Warsaw Residence
39 reviews
1.09 km away
Babka Tower Suites
19 reviews
1.18 km away
Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre
2,307 reviews
1.36 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Restaurant Canton
173 reviews
.76 km away
Montownia Smakow
24 reviews
.48 km away
Otto Pizza
47 reviews
.78 km away
Deli&Winebar Siga-Siga
12 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
3,074 reviews
1.29 km away
Pawiak Prison Museum
199 reviews
.96 km away
Umschlagplatz
118 reviews
1.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Mason C
15 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Laura G | Reviewed this property |
We walked to the cemetery -- up Anielewicza and crossed Okopowa at the light. It is a big intersection. Once you are across, the entrance is on your right. You can't miss it. the fee to enter is 10 pln.
4
Votes
;