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