Jewish cemetery

 

OLD JEWISH CEMETERY
 
The old Jewish cemetery of Split was established in 1573 on the eastern slopes of the Marjan hill, overlooking the city. It is within the walking distance from the city center, some 10-15 minutes slow walk uphill. If the gate is locked, the staff of the coffee place (“Vidilica”) will open it.
 
The cemetery offers a unique display of traces of the past. There are over 700 graves, with readable tombstones from the 18th-20th centuries. The last burial at this cemetery took place in 1945, when it was closed and protected as a monument.
 
Today’s Jewish community uses the Jewish section of the public cemetery in Lovrinac, where there is also a Holocaust memorial.
 
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