You love to walk in these 11 beautiful cemeteries — Just think that every tourist destination has one, terribly beautiful! Why could one spend some time visiting a cemetery? Sometimes the answer is spontaneous, as it depends on your trip: For example, Egypt’s Great Pyramids or Taj Mahal are tombs.
There are also permanent residents in museums, worship centers, ghost towns, battlefields even in national parks. In fact, you may have visited a grave without taking it in, like the Westminster Abbey.
Several cemeteries, apart from the fascinating stories they have, feature sculpture parks, full of unique works of art. In addition, in some gardens they are unique, and they are home to birds and wildlife.
Above all, however, a visit to a cemetery will remind you that one day over the terrain as bad as it unfolds, it’s always a good day.
Valley of kings, Luxor, Egypt
Though none of the graves have carvings, the decorations on the walls are admirable. The most famous tomb in the Valley belongs to Tutankhamun, who died at the age of 18. When it was discovered in 1922, it was the only uninhabited royal tomb. His treasures are presented at the Museum of Cairo.
Cemetery of Mirogoj, Zagreb, Croatia
It is a gallery of artwork by Croatian painters, sculptors and other craftsmen. It is constantly on the lists of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe.
Cemetery of San Michele, Venice, Italy
When Napoleon took control of Venice, he banned burial in the churches. Since then, the Venetians have been eating the dead on an island, San Michele. It was known as the “island of the dead”.
Catacombs of Paris, France
The Paris catacombs were originally nothing to do with death. They began as a network of quarries under the city, providing plaster to build the metropolis. The tunnels were empty until, due to saturation of the poor cemeteries, it was decided in 1786 to be used.
Cemetery of Per-Lassazi, France
The Cimetière du Père Lachaise is the largest of Paris, with famous tombs and majestic sculpture sculptures. Every year 3.5 million tourists visit it. Among the people who have been buried in the Pearce Lashage Cemetery, are Moliere, Oscar Wilde, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Maria Callas, Yv Montan, Jim Morrison, Isidora Duncan, Edith Piaf.
Cemetery of St. Louis No 1, New Orleans, Louisiana
It is the oldest and most famous. It began operating in 1789. One of its unusual aspects is the so-called domes. These are niches that can be reused after a year, as the excessive heat and humidity of New Orleans contribute to rapid disintegration.
Kerameikos Cemetery, Athens
The Kerameikos was the first public cemetery of ancient Athens. It is located in the area of today’s church of Agia Triada, on Piraeus Street, in the homonymous district of Athens and north of the old vegetable market, Gazi district.
The earliest tombs date back to the Copper Age. From the Sub-Mycenaean period (1100-1000 BC), the Kerameikos cemetery is constantly growing. During the Geometric period (1000-700 BC) and especially during the Archaic period (700-480 BC) the tombs were built up and buried in burial tombs where they were “marked” with tombs.
In the Classical period (5th-4th century BC), the two streets that approached Dipylos (both west and west, ie Piraeus and Iera Odos), were surrounded by cemeteries and funerary monuments, usually family, which were prized by funerary monuments .
In this area was created the “Public Sign”, where was the burial ground of the prominent Athenians and the “dead in war”, with the character of a military cemetery.
Dipylos was the main gate of ancient Athens.
Cemetery of Reconquets, Buenos Aires, Argentina
For many years, Cementerio de la Recoleta was the only cemetery in Buenos Aires. But when the rich class grew stronger, it was decided to fill the cemetery with marble sculpture, inspired mainly by the French cemetery Per-Laszez. Of its 5,500 mausoleums, many have been designated as national treasures.
Heigt’s Cemetery, London, UK
The Highgate Cemetery is located in the northeastern Highgate suburb of the British capital, next to Water Park. The western part of the cemetery dates back to the Victorian era and was inaugurated in 1839. The London Cemetery Company envisioned it as a place of beauty where the Londoners could escape the smoke and dirt of their city. Since the late 1960s he has drowned in a dense forest of trees and was home to foxes, hedgehogs and rabbits. Many of the celebrities included in this include Karl Marx and George Elliott (Mary Anne Cros).
Gray-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
The Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery, in a period of rapid urbanization, when the churches in New York City were overcrowded. In 1860, half a million tourists visited it to admire his statues and sit next to his fountains. His gates were a landmark of New York in 1966, and he was granted a National Historic Landmark in 2006 by the US Department of the Interior.
Hollywood For All, Hollywood, California
Hollywood Forever is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, with Paramount Studios being located on the southern edge of the same complex, which was once an area of the cemetery. It has been buried mainly by people of civilization and famous in the field of entertainment industry.
The evaluation of the eleven cemeteries was based on Loren Rhoads’ book “199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die” (199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die).