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Kozma Cemetery, Budapest

Categories: Cemeteries, Monuments, Tourist Spots
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The Kozma Street Cemetery is the biggest Jewish cemetery of Budapest, Hungary. It is located next to the New Public Cemetery (Újköztemető).Jewish cemeteryThe Jewish cemetery, one of the largest in Europe, is well known for its unusual monuments and mausoleums. Unusually for a Jewish cemetery, these include sculpted human figures and elaborate mausoleums in a variety of styles, most notably several mausoleums in the art nouveau or Jugendstil style.Kozma Street Cemetery was opened in 1891 by the Neolog Jewish community of Budapest. It is the largest Jewish cemetery of Budapest as well as being one of the biggest of Europe. During its history it has been the burial place of more than 300,000 people. It still serves the Hungarian Jewish community, which is the third largest in Europe.The green tile-clad mausoleum of the Schmidl family by Ödön Lechner and Bela Lajta, drawing its inspiration form Hungarian folk art, is considered an important example of Magyar-Jewish architecutral style, as is the domed cemetery chapel by Bela Lajta.
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  • The cemetery was locked when we arrived at 3pm on the tram. We found a gate open in the Orthodox section and hiked in. We had to traverse some difficult places but finally arrived to the "newer" secti...  read more »
  • An old Jewish cemetery that was been overtaken by nature. This is by far one of the most unique experiences I have had in all my travels. Crypts, tombstones and many designed by famous artists at the ...  read more »
  • Historical cemetery. We saw a few graves with well-known names. Very beautiful sculptures on the graves, wide walkways and calm.
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  • Heavy enough to appreciate a cemetery ... But to be sure, high-quality funeral I went here. And if you come only to visit leads, you will also find exciting iparművészetileg statuary.
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