Bellu Cemetery (1858)
If you have more than a day to spare in Bucharest consider including the Bellu Cemetery into your city tour. The oldest in Bucharest, dating back to the mid 19th century, Bellu Cemetery is a national Pantheon, sheltering the tombs of Romanian illustrious artists, writers and national heroes. It is a real open air museum of architecture as well, with funeral monuments of diverse architectural styles, ranging from the 19th century French style to the national Romanian style and Art Deco, many of which being listed by the National Institute for Historic Monuments. Bellu Cemetery was included among the cemeteries of cultural significance for European history at the September 2010 Congress of the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (ASCE), a EU official association.