History of Kerepesi Cemetery
The Kerepesi Cemetery (Fiumei úti Nemzeti Sírkert) in Budapest is located near to the Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station), out of the city center but can be easily reached by the underground. Founded in 1847, it is one of the oldest cemeteries in Hungary. It covers a huge area of 56 hectares. The first burial took place in 1849 and since then the cemetery is the eternal resting place of many famous Hungarians. The park is very peaceful and romantic with long silent alleys and beautifully ornate graves and tombs. Nowadays the cemetery is closed for new burials.
Tips for visiting Kerepesi Cemetery
November 1st is called “All Saint’s Day” in Hungary. If you visit the cemetery on this day you will find the graves covered with flowers and candles.
Address: 1086 Budapest, Fiumei út 16
Access: Metro station Keleti pályaudvar – line M2,M4
Summer: 07:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Winter: 07:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Web site: http://www.nemzetisirkert.hu/
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