Graveyards and cemeteries are the places where the remains of our beloved ones are found. No, not the corpse, skulls, and coffins but their headstones or crypts, of course. These structures contribute to the landscape of a particular place, divulging some important clues on the natural spirit of the place. Many of the cemeteries around the world have become famous and are now currently visited by a great deal of tourists. Here are the top 10 cemeteries which are highly visited by people due to the famous buried people as well as their iconic characteristics.
10. Greenwood Cemetery
This cemetery is found in Brooklyn, New York, and it is where the remains of famous people like Jean Michael Basquiat and Louis Tiffany were buried. However, Greenwood Cemetery has also become famous for its very old trees and glacial ponds in a park-like setting, something which reminds us of the Circa 1861.
9. Lone Fir Cemetery
Visiting this cemetery in Portland, Oregon is just like turning the pages of the city’s history book. Here you will find the graves of the city pioneers, Chinese nationals who helped in the development of the city, and remarkable crypts of people who had played well in the city’s industry.
8. Old Jewish Cemetery
This is found in the city of Prague where over twelve thousands Gothic and rococo tombstones are found. These tombstones date back from as early as the fifteenth century. It was a cemetery for the Jewish people living in the old Jewish community.
7. Mount Auburn
This cemetery of Cambridge, Massachusetts has become popular due to its tranquil ambience of splendrous rolling hills, royal-looking oak and maple trees, and great formal gardens. This is also where you can find the graves of Mary B. Eddy, Henry W. Longfellow, Winslow Homer, and other famous people.
Xoxocotlan cemetery is found in Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s a very old graveyard wherein rickety headstones are found in a great number.
5. La Recoleta Cemetery
This cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina is where you can find the grave of the famous figure, Eva Peron. Countless visitors come here the whole year round to have a glimpse of Peron’s grave. It’s also where the sculpture of a bride who died during her honeymoon is found.
4. Forest Lawn Cemetery
This cemetery in LA is the resting place of many glitzy stars like Bette Davis. Tombs are known to be staid and are made from Venetian glass mosaics.
3. Saint Louis No.1
This cemetery was established during the eighteenth century and has become exploited in 1969. The graves of Barhtelemy Lafon and Marie Lavieu are found here.
2. Merry Cemetery
This cemetery in Romania consists of over 900 oak crosses which were ornately designed. Written in these crosses include poetry and even quirky and funny tales of the deceased buried below.
1. Pere Lachaise Cemetery
This cemetery in Paris became open to the public in 1804. Here you can find an enormous number of graves of famous people in the past like James Morrison, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Frederick Chopin, and many, many more.