When it comes to cemeteries, most everyone knows about the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place of Jim Morrison and Edith Piaf, packed with Gothic graves, elaborate burial chambers and beautifully laid-out green paths. They may also know of Highgate in London, a gorgeous tourist destination featuring the tombs of luminaries and stars.

Some of them are:

Cemetery of Anchors – Santa Luzia, Portugal

At this unusual cemetery, the fishing industry is memorialized.

Camperdown Cemetery – Sydney, Australia

A jilted bride is laid to rest at Camperdown Cemetery.

Bois de Vaux Cemetery – Lausanne, Switzerland

The founder of the Olympics gets his due at this impeccable Swiss graveyard.

Haydarpasa Cemetery – Istanbul, Turkey

Crimean War victims fill Haydarpasa Cemetery.

Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno – Genoa, Italy

The Monumental Cemetery lives up to its grandiose name.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Glendale, United States

Forest Lawn is as pristine and cheery as Disneyland.

Highgate: West Cemetery – London, UK

Egyptian Avenue is one of many standout features at Highgate.


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