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Petersfriedhof

Salzburg, Austria
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Ranked #14 of 95 attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
Description: This picturesque cemetery, much of which dates back to the 17th century, provides a secluded spot to escape the bustle of the rest of the city.
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Dublin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful graveyard, with the added interest of the caves built into the rock above ground. Cool in Summer, interesting, if you don't like climbing steps then beware there are few.Certainly worth a visit, doable in 20 minutes if you like short and sweet sight seeing units.

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Alabama
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this cemetery while exploring old town. It was an interesting cemetery and we explored it a bit. It was well kept and interesting to see the larger tombs behind bars with many decorations. I had no idea this little cemetery existed so it was a pleasant surprise to find and walk through.

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Brighton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I have went there on my way from the hill from the castle. It was very nicely kept and quiet place. Beautiful!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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134 reviews 134 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Two main things make this cemetery special. First of all, its green, very well maintained. The entire cemetery. The second is how this cemetery is situated, between the church(es) and the Fortress. I don't like the way the special graves are behind bars. It's almost like they were (are) prisoners.

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's hard to review a cemetery since pretty much you already expect what you will find. This one had a few interesting tombs but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My friend and I stumbled on this place kind of in error...its now one of my most favorite places on earth and the memory of it made me go back 2 years later. First of all it is sooo unique in how its built with the catacombs, archways, detailed-coloured-filigree like grave markers. Its odd there is such a variety in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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187 reviews 187 reviews
80 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While this is a cemetery where the dead are remembered, it is an incredibly beautiful and tranquil space. Graves are well tended and the markers are very interesting...and some are centuries old. The site is very picturesque. It was lovely to stroll through here and take in the history and the ambience. Here is also the entrance to the catacombs.... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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173 reviews 173 reviews
53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Yes..dead folks are buried here but people come from all over to linger and have lunch and snacks and meet for conversation in the truly unique and tranquil place. Encircled by a medieval monastery/church courtyard, cliffs, and archways covering burial chambers in the walls this multi level cemetery is spellbinding. The headstones poke out of gravesites spilling over with flowers... More

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Malta
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142 reviews 142 reviews
78 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The place has a special attraction (for some it is everlasting!) but the way its kept brings out its beauty. The catacombs nearby are also an attraction not to be missed

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Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It might be strange to be recommended to visit a cemetery but this is something of a landmark as well as it was used as a filming location in The Sound of Music. It's a beautiful little place and worth the wander around if not only to marvel at the beauty of it.

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