Places to sleep - forever
Collected by Michael Adubato, AFAR Local Expert
When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box. - Italian proverb
Široká, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
We took a tour that included this old Jewish cemetery. I wondered how the headstones could be so close together, and now I know. They had limited space, so they buried people in layers & put all the headstones for the layers together on top.
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Junín 1760, C1113 CABA, Argentina
La Recoleta Cemetery is one of the most visited cemeteries in Latin America, mainly because Evita Peron is buried there, among other notable figures. The cemetery is built around a convent and a church, Our Lady of Pilar (Iglesia de Nuestra...
1000 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Discover a history that can be felt and a little local flavor with one of the many tours available or explore it all on your own. The beauty of this cemetery is a reflection of it's location. Worn and unkempt, its air of mysterious romanticism can...
Arlington, VA 22211, USA
The Arlington National Cemetery is a 625-acre cemetery where fallen veterans have been laid to rest since the American Civil War. The cemetery lies at the end of Memorial Bridge, across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,...
14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
The cemetery site is a memorial to those whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. The spot sits on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel and it quite beautiful. You can't help to feel drawn in by the...
Taguig City, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Almost a decade after WWII, the United States asked the Philippines for a piece of land in Metro Manila and assembled the largest war dead cemetery and memorial for American troops (including unknown soldiers and those still classified as missing...
Yakimanka District, Moscow, Russia
We visited various sights in Moscow. The guide we had hired took us to an out of the way park where this memorial had been placed for the victims of Stalin's many pograms. It was quite striking but perhaps even more so, as at the same park were...
50014 San Jacopo Al Girone FI, Italy
I spent the afternoon here with a group of world war two war veterans and their families. I am not a huge fan of war. I heard the stories from these elderly veterans and began to cry as they spoke about friends and brothers buried there. This is a...
Père-Lachaise, 75020 Paris, France
Neuhauser Str. 6, 80333 München, Germany
This 16th century church is in downtown Munich, and, other than its amazing architecture and ceiling paintings, it is also where King Ludwig II of Bavaria rests. The mad king drowned in 1886, close to his fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein. The...
02400 Bouresches, France
1,060 soldiers were never recovered after the first major American engagement in World War I. A chapel at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery commemorates the unknown as well as the 2,289 who lost their lives durring the battle. The names of the...
55110 Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France
Usually in France I experience a loss for words when trying to access high school French vocabulary; but as I surveyed 14,246 headstones of World War I soldiers buried in a tranquil valley in Northeastern France, I was speechless. My great grandpa...
5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
I was embarrassed to say that I lived in New Orleans on and off for about fifteen years but had not been to Metairie Cemetery. I knew a lot about it—I had even taken a New Orleans tour guiding course. I had been to other famous New Orleans...
2 bis rue Henri Poulet, 54470 Thiaucourt-Regniéville, France
I got to the St. Mihiel American Cemetery just before closing. A rain storm had just broken and the memorial's white marble crosses and Davidic stars glowed with evening light. Central powers who had threatened to capture Paris since 1914, where...
4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236, USA
I try to go to the National Cemetery each Memorial Day. Local boy scout troupes spend hours placing small American flags by each grave stone, thousands of them. People flock here this day to pay their respects to soldiers who have played a role in...
Espanola, NM, NM, USA
Up a dirt road that feels more like someone's private driveway, past the village cemetery with its handmade crosses framed against a dusty hillside, the Penitente Morada in Abiquiu sits crouched on the earth, a wonderful secret, discreet against...
Okopowa 49/51, 01-043 Warszawa, Poland
The Jewish cemetery in central Warsaw is one of the biggest in Europe and dates from 1806. The cemetery is filled with moving monuments to various figures including Janusz Korczak, an orphanage director who refused his freedom and remained with...
Foraging - Hvalfjörður, Iceland
Iceland is sparse, the say the least. The best way to see the country is through a leisurely road trip along the Ring Road. This way, when you see a white steeple in the middle of nowhere, you can take a random left turn down a dirt road, lose a...
5201 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216, USA
The historic Riverside Cemetery sits just outside the downtown area and although it is now surrounded by railroad tracks and refineries, it is one of the most beautiful, and hidden, places in the entire city. Many of the state's most prominent...
Strada General Traian Moșoiu 4, Bran 507025, Romania
If you visit the sleepy village of Bran (sleepy whent he tourists go home), Romania, don't forget to visit the cemetery too. No creepy, eerie, vampiresque adventure can be complete without checking out the cemetery and looking for some of...
After spending hours at the airport waiting for the winds to die down so we could fly over the Nazca lines, we returned to the Plaza de Armas in search of food and to wait for our evening bus. As night fell, families with children in costumes...
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