The Art Nouveau cemetery of Budapest opens for our tours
From now on, the travellers booking our “Complete Budapest Art Nouveau private tour” will also visit the Jewish Kozma Street Cemetery in the 10th district of Budapest. Until now, it was not open to organised private tours, making it very difficult to explore.
The graves, mausoleums and shrines are excellent imprints of the Jewish culture and the Hungarian Secession (Art Nouveau), the architecture of the turn of the XIXth, XXth century.
Amongst other highlights, the visit includes a visit to the amazing Art Nouveau tomb made by Bela Lajta and Odon Lechner, two famous architects of the time. This well-known and beautiful shrine is the mausoleum made for the family of Sandor Schmidl in 1903 (see picture below).
The Jewish cemetery was established in 1891 and is 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. A memorial to the 600,000 Hungarian victims of the Holocaust is located in this cemetery.
The Budapest Jewish Cemetery at Kozma Street started as a majestic, green architectural and historical landmark that served as the final resting place of many national figures who helped to make Hungary what it is today.
With its beautifully-manicured lawns, dotted with marble and inlaid mosaics, designed by Jewish architects responsible for the most important art nouveau buildings in Budapest, this vast 7.7 million square-foot area served not only as a spiritual ground for the 300,000+ buried there and their families, but as a magnificent public park for the community.
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