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Kerepesi Cemetery

Address: Fiumei ut 16, Budapest 1086, Hungary
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Ranked #60 of 230 Attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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Krakow, Poland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Madrid, Spain
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54 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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345 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
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8 reviews 8 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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Tel Aviv
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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