Guided visit in the Jewish cemetery of Padua
Guided visit in the most important and ancient Jewish cemetery, both of Padua and in Europe!
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Ingresso al cimitero ebraico ed al museo della Padova Ebraica (opzionale).
n caso di cancellazione verrà trattenuta una penalità del 10%.
Non è previsto nessun rimborso in caso di NO-SHOW, che corrisponde ad una mancata presenza al luogo e all’ora concordati.
Each second Sunday of the month, from 10:15 to 17:15
Jewish cemetery of Padua : discover the Jewish heritage
The Jewish cemetery on via Wiel is one of the most ancient of Padua (among the five) but also in Europe! Padua has always been a multi-cultural craddle, especially thanks to its University. It appealed many people of the Jewish community, which has today an important place in the city. The Ghetto of Padua remains precious to the inhabitants, in the historic centre, one of the most appreciated and visited places.
The ancient Jewish cemetery on via Wiel
Established during the 16th century, it has only been considered and used as a cemetery in the 18th. In this place, you’ll find some of the most emblematic people – of the city but also worldwide – e.g. the tombstone of Salomone Marini, rabbi of the “University of the Jewish Portuguese of Padua”, the tombstone of Meir Katzenellenbogen, born in Prague in 1473 and dead in Padua in 1565, author of “Responsa”, and the one of Rav Meir and his son Samuel, both rabbi. People from all over the world come and visit this Jewish cemetery and its famous and inspiring people. You’ll also find the tombstone of a man, dear to the city : Abram Catalan, Padovan physician during the plague in 1630-31, who was in charge of the protection of the inhabitants and the control of the disease, with three other Jewish physicians, avoiding the contamination in the Ghetto.
Today, the Jewish cemetery on via Wiel remains very important for the Jewish community and the Padovan, located in its historic centre. You’ll be able to visit the cemetery, but also the Museum of Jewish heritage of Padua, and its synagogue.
- Entrance: 9 EUR/pers
- Entrance and guided visit: 12 EUR/pers