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Bellu Cemetery

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Address: Calea Serban Voda nr. 249, sector 4, Bucharest, Romania
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 15:00
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I was brought to the cemetery by relatives...and it probably helped me to have their commentary. But this is a very interesting place...and lots of important Romanians have very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Many artists and important politicians are buried here. Great funeral monuments and beautiful sculptures with quite a lot of stories. Part of it is like a museum.

Thank Octav P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry. Open 7 days. I always head for a major cemetery when I arrive in a new city, as it is here that you will get a good understanding of the history of a people and - as I am an artist - you will most likely discover plenty of good artworks in the form of sculptures and interesting... More 

Thank Ken M
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Bellu Cemetery on the "Museum Night" when you can enter any museum for free all night long. The place was full of lights and they had a theatre scene in the park. They performed "Adam and Eva". It was a nice experience to spend the night in a cemetery.

Thank Irina N
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Romanian cemeteries tell you so much more than who died and when. Pictures of family, occupations, even little stories. It is a window to the past of a fascinating people. Well maintained and peaceful. The revolutionary cemetery next door with the martyrs of 1989 is also worth a visit. You can read the stories of the regular people who made... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I was brought to the cemetery by relatives...and it probably helped me to have their commentary. But this is a very interesting place...and lots of important Romanians have very impressive crypts.

Thank Mark16
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is the most famous cemetery in Bucharest. Lots of actors and scientist are burried here. There are lots of statues and crypts (many are some big authors work of art). It s an interesting place to visit during day (night is forbbiden with some exceptions)

Thank mariusziz
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A lovely graveyard with some nice statues. i found the right sight of the graveyard, where older and smaller plots are more beautiful. On the left site are artists, of which I expected a lot, but was less interesting

Thank marjoleinbakker
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The place is a very old cemetery, which used to be located on the outskirts of the city and now lies barely outside of the center. It is famous for it's age and history, the numerous families of arristocrats who built large berial grounds within, and a "artist's alley" where most of Romania's writers, actors, public figuers rest in ethernity.

Thank Daniel M
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I've seen a lot of cemeteries. In my opinion, this one is good with some unique features, but it disappointed me to some degree. I was expecting a lot more..."flair" for an old cemetery in the capitol of Romania....like the ones in Paris or NYC. Sadly, this is not as grand. There are some unique things such as the underground... More 

Thank Dagon W
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Bellu cemetery is the largest and most famous cemetery in Bucharest.It is located on a plot of land donated to the local administration by Baron Barbu Bellu. It has been founded in 1850. You could spend half a day here wandering between the gravestones, memorials and statues (the graves are grouped by profession: scientists in one part, actors in another... More 

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