The most famous cemeteries in Europe

It may seem a bit gloomy article, I know, but the truth is that there are many famous cemeteries It is worth visiting for many reasons. In fact, I myself have visited cemeteries in some cities such as Madrid or Paris, especially in order to visit the grave of someone famous that I liked for their professional life. Nowadays, many cemeteries have become such important places of interest as the squares or castles, so it is worth highlighting some of them.

There are many cemeteries that are very attractive not only for the various personalities that are buried in them but also for their spectacular sculptures, walks or gardens, many of them being practically cities with streets or squares. Today I would like to write about the most famous cemeteries in EuropeTake note and, if you are in the city, be sure to visit it.

Père Lachaise Cemetery

This Parisian cemetery is the most famous in all of Europe and one of the most famous in the world. There are buried great characters of history in various genres, such as Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Chopin or Proust. It is one of the most visited Parisian places every year and is close to many other places of interest, making it easy to design a route that includes it.

Montparnasse cemetery

He is also in Paris, in the Montparnasse neighborhood, and there you can visit the tombs of artists from many years ago, such as Sartre, Becket, Baudelaire or Cortázar.

Jewish cemetery in prague

It is one of the most spectacular for its size and for the people who are buried there, no less than a few 20,000 people, when in theory it was built to house 2,000 deceased. This overcrowding makes tombstones very close together, although in a very curious and original way.

Protestant Cemetery in Rome

Another curious cemetery that houses many of the great poets not only Italian but from all over the world. One of them is Keats, who died of tuberculosis at age 26 while in the city and was buried there. There are also others like Goethe or Shelley.

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