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Kerepesi Cemetery

Address: Fiumei ut 16, Budapest 1086, Hungary
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Ranked #93 of 394 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks

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Timisoara, Romania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
65 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is one of the nicest old cemeteries that I have seen. It is practically a huge open-air art collection with a lot of extremely beautiful stone or bronze statues and ensembles dedicated to long series of important names of the Hungarian culture and history. Great place to visit if you enjoy romantic art from the 19th century and early... More 

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Bologna, Italy
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were alone inside, on the 1st of January 2015. It has a fantastic creepy atmosphere. The walk on the main central street is really nice. On the right you can find the grave of artists, there is a beautiful woman with theatreal masks. All along then columns and two cupolas with golden mosaics. On the right follow the street... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It resembles a park rather than a cemetery. Go along the main alley till you find mausolea on both sides, then go there and look up. It's really worth it! Most graves are more like pieces of art and really meticulously done sculptures, so it feels more like strolling through a gallery or a museum of art.

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As a morbid lover of cemeteries on day before Halloween (an American abroad has to get her fix), I was super excited to go here, but ended up being pretty disappointed. It is a pretty cemetery in fall, with some graves romantically covered in tangled ivy and paths covered in leaves, but honestly I don't think it's worth a trip... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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408 reviews 408 reviews
355 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
51 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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