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“History, art and quietness” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bellu Cemetery

Bellu Cemetery
Calea Serban Voda nr. 249, sector 4, Bucharest, Romania
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Ranked #21 of 91 Attractions in Bucharest
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Bucharest, Romania
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“History, art and quietness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I'm pretty disappointed that this place has some bad reviews, like there's nothing interesting to see there, or that it's an important place just for us, Romanians. First time when I visited Bellu I was fascinated, not only because of the whole history and the respectable age this place has, but more because of the peaceful atmosphere, the quietness and the beauty of it. The oldest cross in the cemetery dates from 1851, and there are also a lot of beautiful old graves to admire, true works of art. It's like a big, open air museum, which is also free, and if you'd find a guide to tell you the awesome stories some of those places have, you'd be amazed and you'd surely get the goosebumps.
You can actually feel the oldness of the place, the whole thing is impregnated with stories of love, tragedy, sadness, bravery and on and on. There are beautiful statues, carefully sculpted, and architectonic elements in different styles [neobyzantine, modern, classical, and so many others], and there's also the smell of wet marble, of wax and fir trees.
I love that place, and it's always a joy coming back there, I always find new and beautiful things to see.
You may not be allowed to take pictures, because there are guards all over the place and they seem to... well... not allow you to. Therefore, if you happen to get there, pay attention to the beauties around you, and remember them well :)

Visited February 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“if you are familiarized with romanian famous actors, writers you can give it a try”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

not long ago this wasn't the place to send a tourist to because let's say it wasn't so friendly, you can find some tombs that are more spectacular but that's it

can't say i recommend this place if you are here for a short stay, there are more interesting and beautiful places to see

Visited May 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“for bored people!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

If you not romanian i think you wont find nothing interesting here except few pieces of art nuveaux or gothic architecture mixed with kitsch of some graves. If youa re romanian and you are not connected to intelectual environment coulure etc , again will be just a boring place. It has some interest counting that here are resting some poets writers and public personalityes from romanian history. For foreigners most probably unknown people. Is a high class cemetery nothing more nothing less.

Visited April 2012
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“Peace and beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a sad place for many people which have here family or friends, but also is a grandiose place, because in memory of them was imagine and built beautiful masterpieces in stone, wood, iron, steel or granite., from long time ago. Looks like a Museum of Evocation, to show our believe in God and our love for our lost.

Visited November 2012
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“and old-facinating cemetery-”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

with stunning architecture and history. the grounds are kept very nice & the trees are quite old. Don't take your camera, pictures aren't allowed. There is a section with revolution graves and it is awesome in the true meaning.

Visited August 2012
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