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“Experience Bucharest's dark side in this vampire-style graveyard!”
Review of Bellu Cemetery

Bellu Cemetery
Ranked #31 of 289 things to do in Bucharest
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Bellu Cemetery is a beautiful Gothic graveyard from the 1850s, where Romanian notables lie. Travel bloggers including La Carmina came her during the Experience Romania press trip and conference. The undead tales of the strigoi (Romania vampires) seem to come to life here, amidst the dark coffins, cross and angel gravestones and mausoleums! Dress like a Dracula vampire and walk around the tombs. A must-see for anyone who loves Goth culture, history and art.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

"Glory on Earth, happiness on Heavens": this optimistic quotation welcomes the visitors and the forthcoming residents of Bellu Cemetery (Cimitirul Bellu). It is the most interesting cemetery in Bucharest and a special place for Romanians, but it could be hardly defined as an attraction. Here, there are the tombs of some of the most important Romanians writers (our great poet Eminescu) and artists, and of aristocratic families (their tombs are, in general, extremely damaged). Besides the large, central Orthodox chapel, there is another one, much smaller (near the Academicians' area), built for the French Military Cemetery, just after the WWI (no explanatory board mentions the origin of this chapel). The cemetery is very clean and without stray dogs (a great success for such institutions in Romania), a safe place. It is easily accessible by metro (Eroii Revolutiei station).

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

you have already visited Pere Lachaise or Cimitero Monumentale? so you know that sadness could support art, to maintain somehow a link with those who left us
Bellu cemetery is considered a pantheon of Romania,
besides the most important names in politics, literature, theater, sport or science, you could hear here tragic stories that happened one upon a time
for instance, a son goes to Paris to study, and come back with a young lady as his fiancee, but tragic surprise.....his father understands that the girl is his daughter, after a short summer love...romantic story, with a romantic final, all of them took their ones life
now you could see a very nice sculpture which manage to transmit their pain and sadness
after a while of walking, you will be zen, your problems would have solutions...

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

It's a pretty interesting location to visit if you are in Bucharest. Unfortunately the maps are not accurate so it's pretty difficult to find the graves you are interested in seeing. Maybe some small printed maps at the entrance would be useful. We were lucky someone that worked there showed us the most important ones.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Bellu Cemetery has been called an open air museum and the area is quite photogenic. It is full of mausoleums, underground tombs, monuments and statues. A large number of the underground tombs have been broke into and robbed. It was interesting to hear the stories of some of the monuments.

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