Kerepes Cemetery

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Fiumei ut 16, Budapest, 1086

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Tomb of Lajos Kossuth
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Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
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Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds

Best for Escapists - Expert review of Kerepes Cemetery

Dead good: take a peaceful walk in the final resting place of some of the country’s greats.

Call me quirky, but the Kerepes Cemetery is one of my favourite spots in the city. Its 60 hectares are lined with gravel paths and shady chestnut trees, while on the gravestones are carved some of the most significant names you’ll find in the pages of Hungary’s history books. It was founded in 1847; look out in particular for the elaborate mausoleums of statesmen Lajos Kossuth, Lajos Batthyány and Ferenc Deák, who played such a leading role in 19th-century nationalist politics.

More information on Kerepes Cemetery:

Price guide:
Fiumei ut 16, Budapest, 1086
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily Jan–Feb, Nov–Dec 7.30am-5pm. Mar and Oct 7am-5pm. Apr and Aug 7am-7pm. May–Jul 7am-8pm. Sep 7am-7pm.

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