Cemeteries you must visit

Many consider cemeteries creepy places and would not think in any case to visit them. Others find a charm in their exploration. The truth is that the cemetery of a city has a lot to say about the culture, traditions and customs of its people. Indeed, many of them are the last home of important personalities in art, politics and literature, whose tombs are important attractions. We present to you the most charming cemeteries to visit around the world.

Bonaventure, Savannah, USA

The cemetery Bonaventure, is located on the east of town Savannah and was the setting for the novel and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It is arguably the most mysterious and atmospheric cemetery in the area thanks to the collection of haunted sculptures, the large oak trees covered with moss, and the ornate tombstones.

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

Pere Lachaise, Paris

The Pere Lachaise is the largest and one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Paris and covers an area of ​​over 100 acres. It is also the burial place of an impressive number of artists, which makes it one of the most popular cemeteries in the world. Taking a stroll in the landscaped area, look for the tomb of the Belgian poet George Rodenbach, the famous playwright Moliere, Chopin, Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde.

Pere – Lachaise, Paris

Pere – Lachaise, Paris

Highgate, London

Aspiring ghost hunters in London or those looking for a peaceful place to take a walk, you can visit the cemetery Highgate. The dense vegetation and animals, circulating here give an almost romantic feel to this Victorian style cemetery. But the reason why it became famous is because it is the burial place of Karl Marx.

Highgate Cemetery, London

Highgate Cemetery, London

Merry, Romania

Usually when we think of a cemetery, we have in mind unpleasant thoughts. The Merry Cemetery in Romania, is trying to topple just that. The wooden tombstones are colorful painted and decorated with humorous depictions of the lives of the dead.

Merry Cemetery, Romania

Merry Cemetery, Romania

By Nicole P.

Cemetery photos: Serge Bystro, Renate Eder, Chris Corthouts, Wendy.

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