Gravesites offer us the opportunity to pay our respects to those that have passed. They also offer us a chance to get close to people that we may admire but did not know personally. Celebrity monuments are some of the most frequently visited graves, and here is a list of the most visited gravesites.
So, what’s the most visited gravesite?
This is a monument that is well-loved and the most visited gravesite in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come to visit the eternal flame and see the grave that is situated in Arlington National Cemetery. The grave has been open to the public since 1967. The eternal flame that is located on the grave was designed and requested by his wife, Jackie-O, as a display of her eternal love for her husband.
2. Princess Diana
The grave of the beloved Princess of the People is located on an island in the middle of a lake called the Round Oval. The grave is located in Althorp, North Hampshire, England, where the princess was born. Her grave is not open to the public, but people can visit the temple that was created in her honor across from the lake.
3. Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee is buried next to his son, Brandon Lee who passed away in a tragic on-set accident. They are buried in Seattle, Washington. The grave draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. People often leave flowers and candles on the grave as a tribute.
4. Leonardo da Vinci
The world-famous painter is laid to rest in the chapel of Saint Hubert in France and is one of the most visited graves of all time. It is a granite slab, and the artist is laid to rest in a floor crypt. It is open to the public, and his grave is part of many historical tours.
The famous pop singer is laid to rest at his home in Graceland, Tennessee and is a huge attraction. His estate has since become a museum to the artist. People do what is known as the Elvis Walk, which travels through Memphis and ends at the famous grave.
6. Bob Marley
The famous reggae singer is laid to rest in his hometown of Nine Miles, Jamaica, and his grave is a mausoleum located right next to his childhood home. It is managed by his family, and it shows off tons of artifacts that relate to the life of the legend.
7. Marilyn Monroe
The actress is located in Westwood Village Memorial Park alongside Hugh Hefner. It is a very popular place for celebrities to be laid to rest. Many come to her crypt and kiss it with her signature red lipstick.
The famous playwright is buried in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford-upon-Avon in England where he was born and lived. He is buried next to his wife, and it is rumored that he wrote the epitaph that is inscribed on his grave.