Historical Ondrejský Cemetery

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Anyone that knows me, knows how much I enjoy exploring old cemeteries. When they asked me “Why?”, I found it difficult to answer but now I think I have found the answer. I am attracted to the spirit of a place – the genius loci which in this case can be felt in the prevailing character and atmosphere of the old cemetery. It’s quiet and calm, with tall trees; an escape from the rush of city life and it has some lovely tombstones.

Established in 1784, Ondrejský cemetery is the oldest preserved cemetery in Bratislava located just behind the Greek Catholic Church. The German, Hungarian and Slovak inscriptions are a testament to Bratislava’s multicultural past.The cemetery no longer functions as a cemetery and is now a park where mothers can often be seen walking their prams.

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9 thoughts on “Historical Ondrejský Cemetery

      1. Actually I was there for one day back in the early 2000s when I was on a river cruise on the Danube from Vienna to Budapest. But the group was only in the city for about 6 hours so obviously from your blog posts that was only a tiny scratch on the surface. This time I will use your posts as a better guide and spend at least 4 or 5 days.

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      1. Not one that has any fame attributed to it but there was an old cemetery near where I lived. There were gravestones, coated in green moss, dated some two hundred years ago. It was so peaceful, especially at night, with only the birds and the mice for company.

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