The climate of the cemeteries arouses multiple sensations, from melancholy to curiosity, especially in those who hold true historical or artistic treasures. Because of this, there is a growing worldwide interest in tourism for the necropolis, which has become an indispensable part of the travel itinerary of those who do not give up visiting new and surprising places.
We have gathered below five amazing cemeteries around the world and learn how to visit them. Check out!
1) Recoleta Cemetery (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
This is probably one of the most famous tourist cemeteries in the world. Located in the elegant Recoleta neighborhood, in a prime area of the Argentine capital, the site is home to tombs of personalities such as Evita Perón, one of the most iconic political figures of the last century. The cemetery offers visitors monitored tours with English, Spanish and Italian speaking interpreters.
2) Highgate Cemetery (London, England)
This cemetery immediately brings the visitor to the scenes of classic thriller movies, with their graves set in trees and vast vegetation. His most distinguished burial is sociologist Karl Marx, and the space also houses graves with fighters from World War I. Guided tours are available to tourists for £ 4 (price February 2019).
3) Saint John the Baptist Cemetery (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Tombs filled with wreaths and other honors are common in São João Batista Cemetery, which houses national personalities such as Carmen Miranda, Tom Jobim, Cazuza and aviator Santos Dumont. It is known as the “cemetery of the stars” and since 2014 offers visitors guided tours.
4) St. Louis # 1 (New Orleans, USA)
Filled with legends and stories, St. Louis # 1, New Orleans's oldest cemetery, houses figures such as voodoo queen Marie Laveau. On his grave, visitors mark three X and make a wish. Some companies in the city offer guided tours at this and other local cemeteries.
5) Catacombs of Paris (Paris, France)
This place is not exactly a cemetery as we usually know. Created in the late 18th century, this 20-meter-deep site houses thousands of human bones that are exposed to visitors. Its maze-like structure arouses curiosity and various other sensations. A fascinating and scary ride at the same time! During the holidays the queues can be quite long, reaching up to three hours of waiting. You can buy the ticket on site or in advance over the internet.