Travel Fun Facts! Volume: 2 – Where Famous People Are Buried


It may seem a bit macabre, but it’s popular for tourists to seek out the graves of famous people when they’re traveling. I know that when I was in Buenos Aires, I made a beeline to Eva Perón’s grave at Recoleta Cemetery (along with what seemed like dozens of tour groups.) Another time, when I was in Paris, I remember visiting the Pere Lachaise Cemetery to see Jim Morrison’s grave. One of his fans even left a joint for him to enjoy in the hereafter! Here’s a list of some famous people throughout history and where they’re buried, most of which I’ve seen on my travels.

Have you ever visited the final resting places of any celebrities or historical figures? Feel free to add them in the comments section below!

  • Beethoven, Brahms & Strauss – Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery), Vienna, Austria
  • Christopher Columbus – Catedral de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
  • Michael Jackson – Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California, USA
  • Abraham Lincoln – Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, USA
  • Karl Marx – Highgate Cemetery, London, UK
  • Michelangelo & Galileo – Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy
  • Marilyn Monroe – Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Calfornia, USA
  • Jim Morrison – Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
  • Napoleon – Invalides, Paris, France
  • Issac Newton & Charles Darwin – Westminster Abbey, London, UK
  • Eva Perón – Recoleta Cemetery – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Elvis Presley – Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • William Shakespeare – Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
  • Leonardo da Vinci – Chapel of Saint-Hubert, Chateau Amboise, France
  • George Washington – Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA

The final resting place of Christopher Columbus – Seville, Spain

The final resting place of Eva Perón – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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