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Kerepesi Cemetery

Fiumei ut 16, Budapest 1086, Hungary
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Ranked #57 of 281 Attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The celebrity graveyard of Hungary. Some amazingly indulgent mausoleums. A quite thought provoking walk around, as you see all the famous names that the roads of Budapest are owed. Worth an hour if you have one spare.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed slinking about this very old and enormous cemetery for an hour one evening, which I HIGHLY recommend. Don't forget your camera. Beware they close at 8 pm. It's free. Give it at least a full hour because once you're inside you'll want to keep exploring all of the cool corners and it's pretty big. There are some... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

So visiting cemeteries isn't everyone's attraction of choice on holiday, but if you like cemeteries, sculpture and nature this is an absolute MUST. It is huge, and that is an understatement. It is like walking though a park with thick bushes and huge draping trees. It is easy and fun to get lost. It is seriously well landscaped while the... More

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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