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BUCHAREST BELLU CEMETERY

ROMANIAN ARTISTS CEMETERY

ANGEL WITH A CUT HAND BELLU BUCHAREST


By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2017-11-1
Description: The dead had been buried here since 1830, but the Bellu Cemetery was built in 1850

Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest, where all the most important artists in Romania are buried, is a travel attraction for all the tourists interested in cultural destinations in South-Eastern Europe and Romania. It is the most important graveyard in Bucharest and is located at Oltenitei Street 3-5 in the Romanian capital. It is also known as Serban Voda Cemetery. The Chapel in the middle of the cemetery was built and re-built in 1890, following the style of the Karlsbad Cathedral.

BELLU CEMETERY BUCHAREST CHAPEL


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Description: A politician, C.A. Rosetti had the idea to build the cemetery. One of his children was to be the first buried at Bellu Cemetery Bucharest

WHEN WAS BUILT BELLU CEMETERY IN BUCHAREST

The first graves appeared in this area in 1831, but the Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest was built after 1850. It was the idea of C.A. Rosetti, a Romanian politician of the time. The strangest thing about this story is that his first child will be buried here and it was also the first grave on the new graveyard. Until the Bellu Cemetery to become an official place for families to bury their dead, everyone used the ground around churches. Pavel Kiseleff, governor of the country between 1829 and 1834 decided that special places were needed as graveyards, outside the city.

TOMBS BELLU CEMETERY BUCHAREST


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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2017-11-1
Description: Some of the graves had been destroyed in time, other were sold for there was no family to take care of them. The cemetery is more than 150 years old

ALLEY OF THE POETS AT BUCHAREST CEMETERY

Bellu Cemetery name comes from a local rich man who lived in Bucharest, called Barbu Bellu and who was also the minister of Culture and Justice. He owned the land where the new cemetery was built, according to a law of funeral voted in 1850. On the right side, as you enter the cemetery is the alley of the artists. Here are buried Mihai Eminescu, the Romanian national poet, I.L. Caragiale, Mihail Sadoveanu or George Calinescu etc.

ARTISTS ALLEY BUCHAREST BELLU CEMETERY


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Description: Many of the Romanian great writers are buried at Bellu Cemetery Bucharest around a special alley, actually a travel attraction

ATTRACTIONS AT BELLU CEMETERY BUCHAREST

One of the main attractions at Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest is the alley of the artists. Here, found their peace most of the Romanian poets and novelists. Among them is the national poet, Mihai Eminescu, who lived between 1850 and 1889 and whose poems have been translated all around the world. “They’re only building in the wind, Ideals void and blind, When human waves run into graves, New waves spring from behind”, would the poet say in his famous poem Hyperion.

ROMANIAN NATIONAL POET TOMB


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Description: Mihai Eminescu is the most famous poet in Romanian literature, his poetry being studied even today in high-school

Mihai Eminescu’s tomb at Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest is also surrounded by flowers and a woman is taking care of his grave and of the the other artists’ graves too.

EMINESCU TOMB BUCHAREST BELLU CEMETERY


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Description: Mihai Eminescu is the Romanian national poet, he died at the age of 39 and is buried at Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest

CARAGIALE TOMB AT BELLU CEMETERY BUCHAREST

Ion Luca Caragiale is the most important playwright in Romania. His masterpieces, like The Lost Letter or Stormy Night are about the Romanian society at the end of the 19th century, yet, incredibly actual today. And most of the plays are about politics. Reading Caragiale is like looking at the political scene nowadays and not only in Romania. He died in 1912 and was buried at Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest. His plays are usually on stage at NATIONAL THEATER BUCHAREST.

CARAGIALE TOMB BELLU CEMETERY BUCHAREST


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Date Uploaded:2017-11-1
Description: Ion Luca Caragiale is considered the best playwright in Romania although he lived a long time ago and is buried at Bellu Cemetery Bucharest

HOW CAN YOU VISIT BELLU CEMETERY BUCHAREST

Bellu Cemetery or Serban Voda Cemetery as it is also known can be visited every day from 10 AM to 8 PM. What you shouldn’t miss: the chapel built in 1853 was painted, initially, by Constantin Lecca. Later, for it had fell into ruin, it was painted by Mihail Pop and Dimitrie Belizarie and Arthur Verona. The alley of the writers as we have already said is not to miss either, neither the grave of Aurel Vlaicu, a pioneer of the aviation world wide.

STATUE BUCHAREST BELLU CEMETERY


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Date Uploaded:2017-11-1
Description: Many of the statues at Bellu Cemetery were made by the famous architect Frederick Storck

BELLU CEMETERY MONUMENT BUCHAREST


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Description: There are lots of monuments in Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest, some of them architectural masterpieces

ACTORS TOMBS IN BUCHAREST

If you turn to left when you enter Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest, you will soon find the alley where the great actors of Romania are buried. Before you see them, you should know that the entire graveyard is full of monuments and sculptures made by famous artists, like Karl and FREDERIC STORCK, Ion Georgescu or Cornel Medrea. At Bellu Cemetery Bucharest are also buried The Admiral Vasile Urseanu whose OBSERVATORY IN BUCHAREST you can now also visit, the great actresse Anda CalugareanuAre also buried here Iulia Hasdeu, whose father believed she communicated with him after death and, maybe, the greatest poets of Romania, Nichita Stanescu.

There are many actors buried at Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest: Birlic, Gheorghe Dinica and, also, Toma Caragiu. The irony at this grave, as you will see, is that this actor has always been a master of irony to the communist regime which was the state from 1946 to 1989. He was making fun of the communists in every movie. Toma Caragiu died in 1977 at the great earthquake and his statue is looking just at the back of a young girl who seems to be a real communist, with the tie of the young communists and so on. You might think that the poor actor will have to look for the eternity at the back of a young communist. 🙂 That was the funny part of our journey to Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest. Just a few steps near is the REVOLUTION HEROES CEMETERY

TOMA CARAGIU TOMB BUCHAREST CEMETERY


By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2017-11-1
Description: Toma Caragiu was a great actor. He died during the heaviest earthquake that ever hit Romania in March 1977

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