Velky Saris Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Vel'ky Šariš
Site address
Following road 68 from Presov, take the first right after the Slovnaft petrol station, prior to reaching the village. There should be a dirt road with a barrier. From here, proceed on foot for 150 metres until entering the woods, before turning right and continuing for another 50 metres. The cemetery can be found to the right, 20 metres from the path.
GPS coordinates
49.030229, 21.217799
Perimeter length
339 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Fenced by ESJF in October 2022.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
This is a fenced and well-maintained Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is situated in a wood.
Number of existing gravestones
About 70. Texts on most of matsevot are poorly visible.
Date of oldest tombstone
1805 (the earliest found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1880 (the latest found by ESJF).
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The cemetery emerged not later than the early 19th century, as the earliest preserved tombstone dates to 1805.