Top 10 most visited tombs in the world

Sometimes, people want to enjoy a tourist environment, full of secrets or recreational activities. Although there are countless sites around the world that meet these requirements, there are also others that are very visited and involve an aspect that goes beyond the ordinary. In this case, we are referring to the most visited tombs in the world. Next, we will be talking about 10 of them.

1. Elvis Presley’s grave

Elvis Presley, also known as the King of Rock, died in August 1977 and his grave is undoubtedly one of the most visited worldwide. His remains were buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, in the city of Memphis. After an attempted robbery, his grave was taken to the great Graceland mansion where the virtuoso lived for his last 20 years.

With this change, the Graceland residence opened its doors to the public, allowing the King of Rock’s family to solve several economic problems. In addition, they created a very unique shrine, so this way, they managed to keep the legacy of the artist. Approximately 650,000 people visit this residence every year.

2. Shakespeare’s tomb

The tomb of the famous writer William Shakespeare is located in the town Stratford-upon-Avon where the artist was born. This place has many tourist attractions dedicated to his most renowned personality, such as Shakespeare’s birthplace and the cemetery named after the Holy Trinity.

In this cemetery is the tomb of the writer William Shakespeare and a dedication that, according to the author, was composed by himself. When visiting this British area, you should not miss to book an entrance to the house where this famous author was born or enter Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, the old school of the creator of Romeo and Juliet.

3. The gold and silver tomb of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson died in 2009, leaving the music world shocked with his departure, but he left a great legacy with his music and his fans pay tribute to him every year. His remains rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. The mausoleum that contains the remains of the King of Pop, stands out for its marble, gold and silver materials, which has made this space have a cost of 900,000 dollars.

4. Bruce Lee’s grave in Seattle

On the other hand, one of the busiest cemeteries is Lakeview Cemetery, in Capitol Hill, Seattle, where the tomb of the famous Bruce Lee is located. This actor became very popular in the film world thanks to his mastery of martial arts. He died at the young age of 32, but in spite of that, he still prevails as a reference point for those who like the seventh art.

5. The tomb of the Catholic Monarchs

If we are in Spain, we can find a series of tombs that are very popular among tourists. Some of the most famous people are Christopher Columbus, Goya or El Cid, who are buried with honors in Spain. The Royal Chapel of Granada is one of great historical value, where the remains of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile are buried.

6. Frank Sinatra, known as ‘The Voice’.

If we go to the American cemetery of Desert Memorial Park, in Cathedral City, we can witness a great variety of tourists in search of Frank Sinatra’s grave. Many say that this singer was buried with a box of cigarettes and a bottle of Whiskey. 

7. Bob Marley’s grave

This singer was the one who made sure that reggae music became famous all over the world. That is why Bob Marley’s mausoleum, located in Nine Mile, Jamaica, is one of the most visited tombs in the world. 

Likewise, if we make a tour of the country, it is possible to visit the town where he was born and where his tomb is located. At the same time, it is possible to learn many curiosities about his well-known Rastafari movement.

Walt Disney Was he really cryopreserved? 

Throughout time, the rumor has circulated that Walter Elias Disney is frozen, but this is nothing more than a false myth. His body rests in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery, where Michael Jackson’s grave is also located. 

It is worth noting that the remains of this filmmaker were not frozen, on the contrary, they were cremated. This myth was generated due to a confusion in the statements made by the then director of the California Cryogenic Society, who mentioned that Walt wished to be frozen after his death.

9. President John F. Kennedy

One of the news stories that has shocked the world the most was the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Especially, this is because many mysteries still remain unsolved in this murder. For this reason, many people around the world decide to visit the remains of this American politician.

Since his tomb is located in the capital, you can take a private tour of Washington D.C. Many people visit Arlington National Cemetery, where 400,000 veteran soldiers are buried. It is the largest military cemetery in the United States. 

10. Jim Morrison

Finally, the tomb of the leader of the band The Doors stands out, which is located along with other famous people in the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Also, in this site we find the tombs of Edith Piaf and Max Ernst.

This American rock star is much visited at the local cemetery. It is a place where fans make sure to continue paying tribute to Jim Morrison, even though more than 50 years have passed since his death. Thus, it is among the 10 most visited graves in the world. 

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