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5 famous cemeteries to check out

Most of us never get to meet our idols and the people we admire. Their tombstones is as close as we get. Here are five cemeteries to visit if you want to pay your respects to celebrities that have passed away.

 

Grave tombstone and monument of American punk rock guitarist Johnny Ramone at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Photo: Shutterstock

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Notable interments: 
Judy Garland, Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Mickey Rooney, Tyrone Power, Clifton Webb and many more.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California

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The grave of writer Oscar Wilde. Photo: Shutterstock

Cimetière du 
Père Lachaise

Notable interments: 
Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Frederic Chopin, Moliere, Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf and Amedeo Modigliani.

Cimetière du 
Père Lachaise

16 Rue du Repos, Paris

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Central Cemetery, The Grave of Ludwig Van Beethoven. Photo: Shutterstock

Zentralfriedhof

Notable interments: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Antonio Salieri, Johan Strauss II and a cenotaph for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Zentralfriedhof

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234, Vienna

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Tomb and statue of Karl Marx located in the Highgate Cemetery. Photo: Shutterstock

Highgate Cemetery

Notable interments: Karl Marx, George Eliot, George Michael (not open to the public though), Douglas Adams.

Highgate Cemetery

Swain’s Lane, Highgate, London

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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Notable interments: Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Quentin Roosevelt, and US Army Ground Forces Commander Lesley J. McNair, along with thousands of American soldiers killed during the Allied Invasion of Normandy in 1944.

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy

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