While few people would openly call themselves a “tombstone tourist” (otherwise knows as “taphophiles”), cemeteries often find their way into more than a few travel itineraries. Whether you’re interested in history, nature, religion, or the occult, cemeteries can provide a unique perspective on a given place and the people who live there.

Today, on Halloween, we wanted to share a few photos from some of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries:


Highgate Cemetery – London, England

Beautiful Cemeteries: Highgate Cemetery - London, England


Punta Arenas Cemetery – Chile

Most Beautiful Cemeteries: Punta Arenas Cemetery - Chile


St. Louis No. 1 – New Orleans

Most Beautiful Cemeteries: St. Louis No. 1 - New Orleans


Xoxocotlan – Oaxaca, Mexico

Most Beautiful Cemeteries: Xoxocotlan - Oaxaca, Mexico


Merry Cemetery – Sapanta, Romania

Beautiful Cemeteries: Merry Cemetery - Sapanta, Romania


Père-Lachaise – Paris, France

Père-Lachaise - Paris, France


La Recoleta Cemetery – Buenos Aires

La Recoleta Cemetery - Buenos Aires


Central Cemetery – Vienna, Austria

Central Cemetery - Vienna, Austria


Novodevichy Cemetery – Moscow, Russia

Novodevichy Cemetery - Moscow, Russia


Bonaventure Cemetery – Georgia, United States

Bonaventure Cemetery - Georgia, United States


Photos of Beautiful Cemeteries courtesy of Flickr: a.drian, christ-o-phile, Lupo Lupo, Prof. Mortel, Omar Omar, paul:74, kradeki, anastaz1a, reibai, baekken.

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JP Bervoets

JP Bervoets

JP has spent the last decade working in the not-for-profit sector and has called Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa home. He’s travelled to over 30 countries and currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His interests include photography, cycling, playing guitar and working on Departful. JP co-founded the site in 2012.

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