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World's Most Haunting Cemeteries

  1. The Highgate Cemetery in London has been used in many horror films, including Taste the Blood of Dracula and From Beyond the Grave. (Dario Mitidieri/Getty Images)
  2. Many of the Highgate's tombstones are from the Victorian era. (Jon Arnold/Corbis)
  3. Highgate Cemetery is home to Karl Marx's grave. (Jon Arnold/JAI/Corbis)
  4. The Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah is best known as the site for the film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. (Library of Congress)
  5. The entrance gate to the Bonaventure Cemetery sets the tone for this eerie graveyard overlooking the Wilmington River.
  6. This lifelike statue is one of many scattered among the mausoleums. (Christina Laxton/courtesy Bonaventure Cemetery Tours)
  7. Here, two people enter one of the mausoleums in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the Edinburgh graveyard that is known for its ghostly apparitions. (Courtesy City of the Dead)
  8. Like many graves in Greyfriars Kirkyard, this one is decorated with creepy carvings of skeletons and ghouls. (Courtesy City of the Dead)
  9. In Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans, almost all of the tombs are above the ground. (Courtesy Judi Bottoni)
  10. This hauntingly beautiful cemetery was the setting for the film Interview with the Vampire. (Courtesy Judi Bottoni)
  11. The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, located in L.A., seems like the perfect spot for a film noir. (Courtesy Krista Kahl)
  12. A mausoleum rises above a stone wall in al-Qarafa, a cemetery in Cairo that, believe it or not, doubles as a small town. (Courtesy golisoda/Flickr)
  13. People actually live next to and inside mausoleums like this one in this 1,300-year-old cemetery. (Courtesy golisoda/Flickr)
  14. The cobblestoned paths and grassy expanses of the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise are perfect for strolling. (Marc Verhille/courtesy Paris Tourist Office)
  15. The Cimetière du Père-Lachaise is known for beautiful sculptures and mausoleums, like the one featured here. Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, and many other celebrities are also buried here. (Amélie Dupont/courtesy Paris Tourist Office)
  16. Here lies Johnny Ramone, cofounder and guitarist for the legendary rock band the Ramones. Johnny wanted a grave that would compete with Jim Morrison's in Paris's Cimetière du Père-Lachaise. (Courtesy Krista Kahl)
  17. Many outfitters offer tours of this 109-acre graveyard, but you can also pick up a self-guided tour map from the conservation office. (Fabian Charaffi/courtesy Paris Tourist Office)
  18. One of the most overlooked sections of Arlington National Cemetery in D.C. is also the most haunting. (Courtesy Rebecca Fachner)
  19. DC by Foot's free, 1.5-mile walking tour takes visitors through tombs and lesser-seen stops in the cemetery. (Courtesy Rebecca Fachner)
  20. In Baltimore, Edgar Allan Poe's final resting place looks as if it's straight out of one of his tales. (Courtesy Westminster Preservation Trust)
  21. Tours of the Westminster Burying Ground in Baltimore include a visit to the macabre catacombs beneath the church. (Courtesy Westminster Preservation Trust)
  22. The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome seems to cast a spell over visitors. Percy Bysshe Shelley was so taken by its eerie beauty that he extolled its merits in a poem and later came to rest here. (Courtesy Non-Catholic Cemetery)
  23. This tomb is known as the Angel of Grief and was sculpted by W.W. Story (1819–95) for his wife, Emelyn, and himself. (Courtesy Non-Catholic Cemetery)
  24. The graveyard is a serene oasis in the middle of the bustling metropolis of Rome. (Courtesy Non-Catholic Cemetery)
  25. Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is the final resting place of Eva Perón. (Courtesy Recoleta Cemetery)
  26. Recoleta Cemetery is where the wealthiest families in Buenos Aires have buried their dead for 200 years. (Courtesy Recoleta Cemetery)

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