Farkasrét Cemetery

Óbuda & Buda Hills

'Wolf's Meadow' Cemetery in the Buda Hills is the place where composer Béla Bartók is seeing out eternity, along with conductor Georg Solti, who avoided the fate of much of Hungary's Jewish community by finding refuge in Switzerland during WWII. Other notable 'residents' include Hungary's Stalinist leader, Mátyás Rákosi, and Politburo member András Hegedüs, who asked for Soviet assistance in crushing the 1956 Uprising.

Don't miss the beautiful All Saints Church (Mindenszentek temploma, 1977) designed by Imre Makovecz opposite the cemetery at XII Hegyalja út 139.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Óbuda & Buda Hills attractions

1. Városmajor Church

1.79 MILES

Love it or hate it, this 1933 church is an excellent example of Bauhaus architecture, and its concrete tower is certainly eye-catching.

3. Museum of Military History

1.88 MILES

Loaded with swords and pistols and cannon, this museum also does a good job with uniforms, medals, flags and battle-themed fine art, with excellent text…

4. Buda Tower

1.89 MILES

The big steeple on the south side of Kapisztrán tér, opposite the Museum of Military History and visible for kilometres to the west of Castle Hill, is the…

5. Castle Hill


Castle Hill is a kilometre-long limestone plateau towering 170m above the Danube. It contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and…

6. Panoptikum

1.93 MILES

This 1200m-long cave system, located some 16m (and 45 steps) under the Castle District, contains a motley collection of displays in its joined-up…

7. House of Houdini

1.93 MILES

Dedicated to the famous Hungarian-born magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, who was born Erik Weisz in Budapest's district VII in 1874, this small…

8. Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum

1.95 MILES

Just north of Dísz tér, on the site of Budapest’s first pharmacy (1681), this small, entertaining museum contains a mock-up of an alchemist’s laboratory,…