15 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Cemeteries From Around The World

15 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Cemeteries From Around The World

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Some of these wouldn’t be the worst places to spend eternity.

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    This resting place with a view was beautiful enough to be featured in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.
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    With more than 30,000 laid to rest there, the Woodlawn Cemetery has been deemed a national landmark.
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    In the 1930s, the remains of many famous Muscovites were transferred from smaller cemeteries that were being demolished throughout Moscow.
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    In 1919, wealthy pioneer Sara Braun donated money to build the cemetery’s front gate on the condition that once her body passed through, the gates would remain closed forever. And so they have.
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    Built on an old plantation, Bonaventure is now famous for being featured on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.
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    With over two million deceased interred, Cementerio General is the largest cemetery in all of South America.
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    This haggard, Victorian-style cemetery was built on the outskirts of North London because preexisting cemeteries in Central London were contaminating drinking water. A vampire was rumored to haunt its gates in the 1970s.
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    From many points throughout the graveyard, sweeping views of Manhattan and beyond are visible.
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    Lone Fir is one of the few cemeteries that allows mourners to plant trees or flowers in honor of their loved ones. As a result, the cemetery has become a community garden of sorts.
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    Over 12,000 graves are squeezed into this city-block-sized cemetery. It sits 10 feet above street level because graves were piled on top of each other when they ran out of horizontal room.
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    This cemetery comes alive on the Day of the Dead (Nov. 1), when mourners crowd its grounds to celebrate their loved ones.
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    These elaborate above-ground mausoleums took over the preexisting traditional cemetery in the mid-1800s when the wealthy began inhabiting this area of the city.
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