Bratislava Travel

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 comments on “Historical Ondrejský Cemetery

  1. After all these posts, I have put Bratislava on my list of places to visit this year.

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  2. Brilliant photographs. Like you, I’ve had a fascination with cemeteries for as long as I can remember. They’re usually the most peaceful places on earth.

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