Originally buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in New York, Bartók’s body was exhumed in the 1980s after the Hungarian communist government requested that he be returned to Hungary for a state funeral. His old, boring grave marker still remains as a cenotaph in the St. Peter section, grave 470.
Final Resting Place:
Németvölgyi út 99
Budapest, New York, 1124
Grave Location:Parcel 470
Grave Location Description
Both the graves of Sir Georg Solti and Bela Bartok are easy to find as they are near the main gate located at the southern side of the cemetery
If one has difficulty finding a particular grave, information is available in several languages at the entrance.
Grave Location GPS47.482189, 19.000059
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