Obala Kulina bana 1
Type: Architecture, Religious, Historical, War related, National Treasure
The Old Jewish Cemetery, which is located in Kovačići, is one of the largest Jewish sacral complexes in Europe.
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The cemetery was founded in 1630, and its oldest preserved tombstones mark the graves of the first rabbi of Sarajevo, Samuel Baruch, and his contemporary, Machah Mučačon.
What makes this cemetery unique the world over is that the shape and motifs of the tombstones very closely resemble the medieval Bosnian stećci. This is due to the fact that the cemetery was founded in the vicinity of the medieval necropolis in Borak, where many stećci used to stand.
On the highest point of the cemetery grounds there is a white pyramid, a monument dedicated to the Jews who fell fighting during World War II and the victims of Fascism who perished in concentration camps.