Farkasréti Cemetery

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Candles for the dead on the All Souls' Day, Farkasréti Cemetery

Farkasréti Cemetery or Farkasrét Cemetery (Hungarian: Farkasréti temető) is one of the most famous cemeteries in Budapest. It opened in 1894 and is noted for its spectacular sight towards the city (several people wanted it more to be a resort area than a cemetery).

It comprises tombs of numerous Hungarian notables and it is the most preferred place for actors and actresses and other artists (opera singers, musicians, painters, sculptors, architects, writers, poets). It also includes the tombs of several scientists, academicians and sportspeople.

Graves are often decorated with noteworthy sculptures. It was provided with parks in the 1950s, when it took on its present appearance and extent. The mortuary hall and the new chapel were built in the 1980s to the plans of Imre Makovecz.

In the Communist era, church funerals were forbidden in Kerepesi Cemetery, so it became the only place for those who wanted a religious funeral.

It is located in Buda (the Western part of Budapest), approximately 3 km away from the downtown.

Its oldest grave that is still located at the original place is that of the mechanical engineer Ferenc Cathry Szaléz, the designer of the Rack railway in Budapest and the original Mária Valéria bridge in Esztergom.

Notable interments[edit]

Note: This list is very far from complete: the number of notables buried here exceeds 10,000.

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(The above pages are only in Hungarian.)

Coordinates: 47°29′1.87″N 19°00′17.48″E / 47.4838528°N 19.0048556°E / 47.4838528; 19.0048556