World’s Greatest Cemeteries. Arlington, Colleville sur Mer, La Recoleta, Sapanta and Kyoto

World’s Greatest Cemeteries. Arlington, Colleville sur Mer, La Recoleta, Sapanta and Kyoto
Isabel del Rio
Merry Cemetery of Sapanța, Romania

Merry Cemetery of Sapanța, Romania

Today, a list of the greatest cemeteries around the world. Creepy? Yes, but they are beautiful too because art is everywhere and up to you! What do you think?

Merry Cemetery of Sapanța, Romania. An open-air museum and a national tourist attraction, it’s famous for its colorful gravestones with youthful paintings describing the top moments of the person who is buried.

Colleville sur Mer in Normandy (France). It honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II. It covers 172 acres (70 ha) and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy.

Colleville sur Mer in Normandy (France)

Colleville sur Mer in Normandy (France)

Kyoto cemetery, Japan. The city of Kyoto was founded in 794. It served as the capital of Japan until the emperor moved his court to Tokyo in 1869. ‘The land of the dead,’ a place where the bodies of those who died without family were abandoned, is near Chinko-ji (also called Rokudo-san) and it marks one of the largest grave areas that existed. The area is suburban now and of the massive graveyard, only a fragment remains, but Kyoto’s largest festival of the year takes place in August, when the city observes the Bon Festival, the Japanese celebration of ancestral spirits.

Arlington National Cemetery in USA. Across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in whose 624 acres (253 ha) have been buried the dead of the nation’s conflicts beginning with the American Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars.

Tomb of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak in La Recoleta

Tomb of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak in La Recoleta

La Recoleta in Buenos Aries, Argentina. It contains the graves of notable people, including beloved Argentina First Lady Eva Perón, presidents of Argentina as well as Nobel Prize winners. the site contains 4691 vaults and 94 have been declared National Historical Monuments by the Argentine government and are protected by the state. The tomb of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak, due to its unusual design, is of special interest.

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