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Kerepesi Cemetery

Fiumei ut 16, Budapest 1086, Hungary
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Ranked #56 of 260 attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I would not advise you to put it in the "things to be done" if you came for less than 4 days, but still with the right amount of time left the visit of this monumental cemetery can be very interesting!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you're not a grave fan, do not go there. It is really far away from everything else, you have to walk a lot and there are just old graves and some dry bushes. We were walking about 1 hour - that was enough for us. It was a waste of time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The most interesting is not the set of luxury tombs which can be seen there, but the history lessons you learn there. Is possible to see how is a comunist cemetery and the bitterness of hungarians about the comunist rule in their country. If you have time, deserves the visit, but it's not a top attraction.

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Tel Aviv
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Lots of greenery. Groomed alleys. Stunning headstones and monuments. We walked there for three hours and it was great.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Kerepesi Cemetery is very large and spacious, its area is about 56 hectares. It leaves the impression of being a bit desolate, but that fits the atmosphere. There are lots of beautiful statues and interesting tombstone. I recommend this place for those who are interested in this theme and simply not afraid of cemetries.

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Long Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were grateful that we could drive our car into Kerepesi, because this place is huge. There are many graves with great sculptures, and tributes to Hungarian historical figures--some fighting for freedom, some fighting for Communism. One was the martyr who was killed by the Russians for cutting the Communist symbol out of the middle of Hungarian flags. Tragic. This... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Nowhere near the grand scale you will get at Montmartre or Recoleta Cemeteries in Paris but still quite well worth the stop. Kerepesi has more of a park like setting than that of a stoic place of rest many wonderful statues abound throughout and is definitely worth a stop if you have the time make sure to allow yourself a... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Very large cemetery so take you walking shoes. Easy to walk or take public transit to from the down town area. Alot of beautiful statues etc., but as with any graveyard, much sadness

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a lovely cemetery where many famous Hungarian heroes and artists are buried. It is a favorite for taking leisurely walks and is a tribute the heroes and others buried there. Far from being depressing, it is really an uplifting place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

My family gets dragged along to cemeteries all round the world, but even they had to admit that ths one was worth a visit. It's about a 5 minute walk from the main railway station. In the cemetery you can see the most beautiful headstones and sculptures not to forget some amazing crypts and monuments. There are memorials and graves... More

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