Death, Disaster, & the Macabre: A Bucket List

I typically visit cemeteries whenever I travel somewhere regardless of their status (i.e. tourist appeal), but below you will find my personal list of must-see places.  Sadly, I have yet to make a real dent in it.  Please feel free to drop me suggestions, if you have any!

Libraries, Museums, Exhibits, Misc Etc.

Torture Museum, Amsterdam, Holland,  Netherlands

Cesare Lombroso’s Museum of Criminal Anthropology, Rome, Italy

The Museum of Death, Hollywood, California, USA

Morbid Anatomy Library and Cabinet, Brooklyn, New York, USA

The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

National Museum of Funeral History, Houston, Texas, USA

Burial Grounds, Tombs, Etc.

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, Belize

Ming Tombs, Beijing, China

Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province, China

The Pyramides of Giza and the Valley of the Kings, Egypt

The Bridge to Paradise, Xcaret Nature and Cultural Park, Mexico

Lincoln’s Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, USA

Hopewell Burial Mounds, Ohio, USA

Basilicas, Churches, Cathedrals, Catacombs, Etc.

Hallstatt Karner, Hallstatt, Austria

Sedlec Ossuary, Sedlec, Kuntá Hora, Czech Republic

Basilique Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, France

Catacombs, Paris, France

L’èglise Saint-Louis des Invalides, Paris, France

Santa Maria della Immacolata Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome, Italy (Capuchin Crypt)

San Bernardino alle Ossa, Milan, Italy

La Chiesa dei Morti, Urbania, Italy

Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Capela dos Ossos, Evora, Portugal

Westminster Abbey, London, London, England, U.K.

St. Andrew’s Cathedral, St. Andrew, Scotland, U.K.

Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Cemeteries (Traditional and Vertical)

Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Zentralfriedhof, Simmering, Vienna, Austria

Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb, Croatia

Mt. Macedon Cemetery, Victoria, Australia

Old Jewish Cemetery, Josefov, Prague, Czech Republic

Assistens Kirkegard, Copenhagen, Denmark

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Collville-Sur-Mar, Normandy, France

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris, France

British Cemetery, Bayeux, France

La Cambe German Cemetery, Bayeux, France

Kalavryta, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece

Hólavallagarður,  Reykjavik, Iceland

Staglieno Cimitero, Genoa, Italy

Okuno-in Cemetery, Mount Koya, Japan

American Cemetery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

El Cementerio Antiguo, Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico

Merry Cemetery, Săpânţa, Maramureş county, Romania

Shirokorechenskoe Cemetery, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Don-Rak Cemetery, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London,  England, U.K.

Cross Bones Graveyard, London, England,  U.K.

St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Forest Lawn Memorial Parks, Glendale & Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia, USA

Neptune Memorial Reef, Miami (off the coast of Miami Beach), Florida, USA

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Midlothian, Illinois, USA

Graceland Cemetery and Crematorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, USA

God’s Acre, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA





One response to “Death, Disaster, & the Macabre: A Bucket List

  1. The Catacombs in Paris is on my list too! Simply amazing…

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