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The 10 most cemeteries great in the world


Each culture and religion has its own sacred burial places and in some cases they are real wonders, both for monuments and artistic works contained that for the load of pathos that they manage to transmit.
If you are a fan of cemeteries, we recommend you visit the 10 largest in the world!

10 - Brookwood Cemetery: 2 square kilometers

Built at the behest of the London Necropolis Company, Brookwood Cemetery it is the largest in the UK and it is located near the railway station: in the quiet of this place it is possible to hear the passage of trains to Waterloo.



  • Location: Brookwood, UK
  • Number of bodies buried: 235.000
  • Extension: 2 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: 1849

9 - Crown Hill Cemetery: 2.24 square kilometers

Crown Hill Cemetery is the largest private cemetery in the United States. The place of eternal rest is divided into 10 sectors and is highly appreciated by tourists because of its position and the panorama offered.

  • Where it is: Indianapolis, USA
  • Number of bodies buried: 200.000
  • Extension: 2,24 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: 1864

8 - Arlington National Cemetery: 2.52 square kilometers

Arlington Cemetery is the most famous military cemetery in the United States, as well as one of the oldest. It was expanded during the Second World War and is divided into 70 sectors. It attracts over 4 million visitors every year.

  • Location: Arlington County, USA
  • Number of bodies buried: 400.000
  • Extension: 2,52 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: 1864

7 - Spring Grove Cemetery: 2.96 square kilometers

Founded by Stephen Page in 1845, Cincinnati's Spring Grove Avenue Cemetery saw its first burial on September 1, 1945. Numerous tourists are drawn to its visitors each year. 12 ponds, as well as the numerous monuments and memorials, and various examples of Gothic architecture.



  • Where is it: Cincinnati, USA
  • Number of buried bodies: na
  • Extension: 2,96 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: 1845

6 - Rookwood Cemetery: 3 square kilometers

Rookwood's is the largest Victorian cemetery in the world. The cemetery is divided into 5 religious areas, with separate offices for each culture, so as to offer the best possible service: General Group, Independent Group, Catholic Group, Jewish Group and Muslim Group.

  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Number of bodies buried: 1 million
  • Extension: 3 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: 1868

5 - Karacaahmet Cemetery: 3 square kilometers

Located in Uskudar, on the Asian side of the city, this cemetery is divided into 12 sections, each dedicated to a different religious group. The cemetery is dedicated to the warrior Karaca Ahmet Sultan and has many historical tombs with engravings in Ottoman Turkish. The burial ground, covered by tall cypresses, has come to contain the maximum number of possible graves.

  • Where is it: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Number of bodies buried: 1 million
  • Extension: 3 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: 1436

4 - Ohlsdof Cemetery: 3.9 square kilometers

Ohlsdof is the largest cemetery in Europe and annually hosts about 40% of Hamburg burials. It has a conciliation room and a museum aimed at promoting the historical funeral culture. Around 2 million tourists visit it every year.



  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Number of bodies buried: 1,5 million
  • Extension: 3,9 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: 1877

3 - Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery: 3.9 square kilometers

This cemetery is dedicated to the sixteenth American President, founder of the US cemetery system. In 1999 Abraham Lincoln Cemetery received recognition as United States National Cemetery. It has a memorial area dedicated to soldiers who lost their lives in the wars of the last century, as well as an information center.


  • Where it is located: Ellwood, USA
  • Number of buried bodies: na
  • Extension: 3,9 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: 1862

2 - Calverton National Cemetery: 4.2 square kilometers

Calverton Cemetery is the second largest cemetery in the world and the most used in the United States: every year receives over 10000 burials.

  • Location: New York, USA
  • Number of bodies buried: 212.000
  • Extension: 4,2 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: 1978

1 - Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery: 6 square kilometers

Wadi Al-Salam covers about 15% of the city of Najaf and is the Muslim sacred cemetery par excellence. Also known as the Valley of Peace, in its 1400-year history it has given the last home to Muslims from Iraq, Pakistan, India, Iran and other nationalities. Unfortunately, the work of ISIS is destroying it.

  • Where is it: Najaf, Iraq
  • Number of bodies buried: 10 million
  • Extension: 6 sq. Km
  • Year of creation: seventh century AD
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