16 Oct Fall in the Salgótarjáni Cemetery
Fall in the Salgótarjáni Cemetery
If I had to recommend you a truly peaceful and Covid-safe place to visit in a sunny fall day which is pretty close to downtown Budapest, it would definitely be the Salgótarján Street Jewish Cemetery. I have recently had the chance to show it and talk about it to some super open-minded Hungarian guests of mine who decided to explore a part of Budapest they never had seen before.
I had already written about the history and importance of the place here in my blog, now I want to share some of the stunning photos of Ferenc Lieb. I am so happy to see such breathtaking pics taken on any of my tours. They make me feel as the atmosphere of the place touched my guests, too. Probably the stories shared will also help them to have a fresh look on certain places or buildings of Budapest once owned by the very same dynasties resting in Salgótarjáni Street.
Starting to explore Hungarian Jewish cemeteries in Salgótarjáni Street is also a great motivation for further visits to the Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery, the orthodox Gránátos Jewish Cemetery, or any other Jewish cemeteries in and outside Budapest, including some of the famous resting places of wonder-working Rabbis of the beautiful Tokaj region of Hungary such as Yeshaya Steiner, also known as Rebbe Shaya’la or the father of hasidism in Hungary Rebbe Mose Teitelbaum.
As a source of understanding and admiring unique pieces of Hungarian architecture, Salgótarjáni Street Cemetery is also a gem if you are looking for the works of Béla Lajta (1873-1920) one of the most important Hungarian architects of his day and a follower of Ödön Lechner, the founder of Hungary’s vivid art nouveau style.
Béla Lajta Virtual Archives:
Earlier blog post: https://budapestjewishwalk.hu/budapestjewishwalk-in-the-cemetery-of-salgotarjani-street/