‘Kerepesi Cemetery, Budapest, Hungary’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Kerepesi Cemetery or the Fiume Road National Graveyard, is the most famous cemetery in Budapest as well as one of the oldest cemeteries in Hungary.budapest-cemetery-064-450-50

budapest-cemetery-062-450-50Founded in 1847, Kerepesi is located in outer Józsefváros, near Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station), and can be reached via Budapest Metro line 2. It is the innermost cemetery of Budapest, although it still lies about 2 km from the downtown centre.budapest-cemetery-028-450-50

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Kerepesi is one of the biggest National Pantheons in Europe and the biggest outdoor statue park with its area of about 56 hectares. It is sometimes referred to as the Père Lachaise of Budapest.budapest-cemetery-044-450-55

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