We might find cemeteries scary because we’re afraid of death, but they are actually created with care and artistry to provide a respectful resting place for the deceased. Cemeteries can be fascinating and beautiful, thanks to their landscapes and elegant tombstones. When you travel to different cities, visiting these cemeteries has become a popular activity. Here are 8 stunning cemeteries that you should consider seeing if you happen to visit these cities.
1. Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Located next to the 16th-Century citadel, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, and with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery is the chosen final resting place for many famous individuals in Puerto Rico. This cemetery is a popular spot for visitors, as they can take walking tours to pay their respects to San Juan’s influential historical figures and appreciate the cemetery’s layout.
2. Highgate Cemetery, London, UK
If you’re interested in visiting the burial sites of both the pioneer of communist thought, Karl Marx, and the popstar known for “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” George Michael, then make your way to Highgate. This cemetery is known for its impressive mausoleums arranged in rows, giving it a unique architectural charm reminiscent of a Tim Burton movie set in the Victorian Era. In certain areas, nature has taken over, transforming the older parts of the cemetery into a vibrant and green jungle.