The world’s most well-known mausoleums are simply an architecture marvel and will blow your mind! They are the most stunning pieces of architecture that hold residues of rulers, sultans, presidents, kings and other important people, here are most Well-known Mausoleums from around the World.
1. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
This Mausoleum is constructed in the Indian city of Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. The Taj Mahal is arguably most renowned and impressive mausoleum in the world. It is made from white marble and is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the commonly appreciated masterpieces of the world’s heritage.
2. Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral is considered the uppermost Orthodox Church in the world. It is an amazing cathedral and mausoleum. It has graves of the rulers and their families which are lavishly decorated, just like the cathedral itself.
3. Monument to the Independence of Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Situated at the historic site in Sao Pauolo where Emperor Pedro I declared Brazilian independence from Portugal in 1822. This monument features a group of monuments made of granite and bronze.
4. Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Pyongyang, North Korea
This Mausoleum is for Kim Il Sung, the founder, and president of North Korea and for his successor Kim Jong Il. The palace was built in 1976 as the Kumsusan Assembly Hall and was Kim Il Sung’s official residence but in 1994, the building was renewed and converted into the Mausoleum.
5. Anitkabir, Ankara, Turkey
Situated in Turkey´s capital Ankara, Anitkabir is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Freedom and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.
6. Pantheon, Paris, France
The Pantheon was first built as a church but after many changes now combines liturgical purposes with its role as a famous funeral place. It holds the residues of many famous French people such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Hugo, Zola, and others.
7. Great Pyramid of Giza, Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza is also known as the Pyramid of Khufu. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,000 years till the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889. The pyramid covers burial spaces where the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Khufu and his family used to rest.
8. National Pantheon of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
This was initially built as a church but is now used as a mausoleum. In 1874, President Antonio Guzmán Blanco ordered the conversion of the church into a National Pantheon to preserve the residues of the heroes of Freedom and those of renowned people.
9. Grant´s Tomb, New York City, New York, US
Officially known as the General Grant National Memorial, the Grant´s Tomb is the last resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia. It is the biggest mausoleum in North America, it appears to a people’s thankfulness for the man who ended the American Civil War and struggled to settle the nation in post-war years.
10. Imam Husayn Shrine, Karbala, Iraq
Imam Husayn Shrine is the mosque and funeral site of Al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali, the third Imam of Shia Islam, in the city
of Karbala, Iraq. It is Well-known for its extravagant decorations. The grave of Imam Husayn is one of the most divine places for Shi‘ites, outside of Mecca and Medina, and many make visits to the site.
11. Jinnah Mausoleum, Karachi, Pakistan
This Mausoleum is also known as Mazar-e-Quaid and is the last resting place of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The mausoleum ranks amongst the most common tourist sites in Pakistan, inviting about 10,000 visitors every day and is designed by a Mumbai based Indian architect Yahya Merchant.
12. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a significant historical attraction of Hanoi, Vietnam. The mummified body of Ho Chi Minh, a former Vietnamese revolutionary, and President, is conserved in the cooled, central hall of the mausoleum. Visiting the Mausoleum is free of charge but have strict rules.