The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

For many people, the cemetery - it is a symbol of sorrow and grief for the departed relatives. It is also a place for contemplation and evaluation of life. And some of the visitors may even find something beautiful here.

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

Pere Leshaz (Paris, France)

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

Paris, it turns out, has become a city-trendsetter not only in the costumes and hairstyles, but also at the cemetery. In 1804 opened the Pere Leshaz. Already two centuries here on the green lawns are buried the most famous people: Moliere, Balak, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Sarah Bernhardt, Nestor Makhno, Frederic Chopin. Classical monuments made of stone, for centuries have embodied the rigor and the romance of a bygone era.

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

Sculptures Père Leshaz.

Highgate Cemetery (London, UK)

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

As London's population growth in the 1830-1840-ies on the outskirts of the city, new cemeteries were laid. They were called "Magic Seven" and still remain. One of them, Highgate, known today as one of the most beautiful places for eternal rest.

Highgate attracts many for its scenery. Dense greenery envelops the crumbling gravestones, leaving far behind the usual bustling world. Here reigns eternal peace and a sense of fairy tales.

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

ivy-covered graves of London's Highgate Cemetery. Photo: atlasobscura.com.

Pirate Cemetery (Sainte-Marie, Madagascar)

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

On the small island of Sainte Marie, near Madagascar, tourists can find another cemetery, surrounded by greenery. In XVIII-XIX centuries. Pirates - here in a tropical paradise, hundreds of sea bandits lived. Gravestones stones still keep the human stories of those difficult days.

Merry Cemetery (Sepyntsa, Romania)

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

Carved decorations on the Merry Cemetery in Romania.

Sepyntsa small municipality in the north of Romania is known worldwide for its churchyard. In the 1930s, the local carpenter Stan Jon Petrash began to make not just a wooden crosses on the graves of the dead, but real works of art. Skillful carver, he was producing ornate crosses with pictures and text. In a joking manner described dignity of the deceased and the circumstances of his death.

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

The machine, shoot down the little girl.

Colorful cemetery in Guatemala

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

Latin Americans refuse to consider black and white symbols of death. Thus, the cemetery in Guatemala resemble a rainbow.

Elmwood Cemetery (Memphis, TN, USA)

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

Elmwood Cemetery and is considered one of the first in the United States, which is created of landscape pattern, popular in Europe in the XIX century. There are lots of lawns, connected paths leading among thick trees.

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

Panorama Elmwood cemetery.

Church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini (Rome, Italy)

The most amazing cemeteries from around the world

In this small Roman chapel walls and ceiling are decorated with frescoes or not a mosaic, and patterns of unusual material. Thousands of skeletons of monks were used to create strange shapes in the Baroque style.