Oct 31, 2009

Graveyards From Around The World

Some of the world’s graveyards offer scenic vistas and are tourist attractions.

San Juan Cemetery in Puerto Rico is located next to El Morro Fort and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Poets, politicians and composers have been laid to rest here.

The overnight candlelight vigils in cemeteries for the Day of the Dead held in Mexico every November are far from spooky and an experience not to be missed if you have the chance.

But it might be a good idea to heed this sign outside a graveyard located in a hamlet a few hours outside of New York City if you have plans to keep on moving.

Happy Halloween!

7 comments:

Heather on her travels said...

The English country churchyards are always very pictureque too - try this one in Cornwall where the poet John Betjeman is buried

http://www.heatheronhertravels.com/a-visit-to-padstow-and-a-walk-through-the-dunes-to-st-enodoc/

Lakshmi said...

interesting ...

jen laceda said...

You should see the Chinese Cemetery in Manila! Talk about lavishness! They have mansion mausoleums, many have air-conditioned rooms, complete with washrooms and mini-kitchenettes and spare "bedrooms".

Tina said...

The graveyards in Buenos Aires, Recolata, and Guayaquil are worth visiting and considered to be the prettiest in South America...

Verdun, is a must

Anil said...

Turkish graves are also very elaborate. Large marble raised graves with a patch of dirt on top to grow flowers.

Erica said...

I haven't been to many graveyards, but I'd love to visit Pere Lachaise in Paris.

Erika Schweitz said...

Graveyards are such interesting places, wherever you go. I don't think I've ever found a boring graveyard.