The Cimitirul Șerban Vodă is a must-see place if you want to dive deep into the history of Bucharest. Opened in 1859, it gives you an idea of the past of Romanias capital, especially of the lost 19th century.
Located not far out of the city center, you can easily go here by tram or metro (details below) and will be rewarded with a breathtaking park-like graveyard, that has it all: Huge statues of famous Romanians, giant chapels, fallen crosses – this Cimitirul Șerban Vodă is one of the most vivid burial places I have ever seen.
As you might have read in my report about Rigas Lielie Kapi, I am indeed a big fan of grande burial monuments and historical graveyards, as they show so much of a cities past. You can explore the important families of passed times, the broken traditions, the influences of so many historical periodes. And you can enjoy the silence, that is to be given to a cemetery.
Today, to be buried here at the Cimitirul Șerban Vodă you eather have to be really famous or to know who you have to know – at least that is what people in Bucharest told me. However, this cemetery in Bucharest is a place hardly ever attended by tourists. So it offers you a hide-away from the hectic of regular sightseeing you will certainly enjoy!
That is why if in Bucharest, add the Cimitirul Șerban Vodă to your travel list – the place is magnificent!
Address: Calea Șerban Vodă 249
Public transport: Metro (line 2, blue line) or tram (line 7, 19, 25) to Eroii Revolutiei
Want to read more? Have a look at my travel-report about the wonderful city of Bucharest (in German)
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