Remuh Cemetery


This evocative cemetery stands just behind the Remuh Synagogue and dates to the Renaissance period of the 16th century. It was the quarter's main burial ground before it was closed for hygienic reasons in the late 18th century, when the larger New Jewish Cemetery was established. During WWII, the Germans vandalised the tombstones, but some 700 grave markers, including some outstanding Renaissance examples, have been recovered. The admission includes entry to the synagogue.

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1. Remuh Synagogue

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Near the northern end of ul Szeroka is the district’s smallest synagogue and one of only two in the area still used regularly for religious services. The…

2. Kupa Synagogue

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This small synagogue, which started life as a hospital, dates from the mid-16th century and was partly built into the Kazimierz city walls (still visible…

3. Isaac Synagogue

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Near the southwestern edge of the Remuh Cemetery is Kraków’s largest synagogue, dated from 1638. Following partial destruction in WWII, it was returned to…

4. High Synagogue


This former place of worship was built around 1560, in Renaissance style, and is the third-oldest synagogue after the Old and Remuh synagogues. The High…

5. Old Synagogue

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This synagogue, dating from the 15th century, is the oldest surviving Jewish house of worship in Poland. During WWII, it was plundered and partly…

6. Temple Synagogue

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One of the quarter's most visually arresting synagogues, the Temple dates from the mid-19th century. It was built in Moorish style and then given a lavish…

7. Plac Nowy

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The centre of Kazimierz is marked by this popular square, with its signature early-20th-century roundhouse at the centre. This was once the commercial…

8. Judaica Foundation

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This large 19th-century prayer room serves as a leading venue for lectures, films, art presentations and discussions concerning local Jewish life and…