Tucked away behind a long brick wall and lines of trees sits the most famous cemetery in Hungary—The National Graveyard on Fiumei Street. Also known as Kerepesi Cemetery, this site, south of the Eastern Railway Station and built in 1847, is where Hungary’s most famous people are buried.
At 140 acres, the cemetery is the second largest landscape in the city, as seen on Google Maps. Despite the size of the cemetery, this remains a little-known destination for tourists. For visitors seeking a few hours of quiet, the cemetery and Kegyeleti Museum are mandatory stops in Budapest.
The cemetery is known as one of the most complete “National Pantheons” in all of Europe. The “Kegyeleti”—or Piety Museum—of Hungary is located within the cemetery gates. This quiet museum has five rooms full of photographs, caskets, funeral carts and other relics related to death and burials in Hungary.