D**** is inevitable–it is a fact of life and so physical decline or d**** is something we have to face head on, no matter how eerie and uncomfortable the thought may be. Hence, the need for a permanent and final resting place still continues to be of great demand today. But given the scarcity of urban lands or grave spaces, traditional in-ground burials are no longer sustainable.
Other countries like Taiwan, India and Israel are embracing a different concept like “high-rise cemeteries” which are increasingly and quickly becoming a “thing” nowadays.
Meanwhile, the world’s highest vertical cemetery is The Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica, in Santos, Brazil. It measures 108 meters tall with 25,000 storing units or tombs, several wake rooms, crypts, mausoleums and other basic amenities.
The cemetery is said to be the most visited and most popular landmark in Santos, as recognized by a local tourism board.
And many consumers are also willing to pay a hefty price for such tombs that offer a view.
While the cost varies depending on the type of view being offered.
Three-year rental of a burial plot ranges from 10,000 to 35,000 Brazilian reals (between $5,900 and $21,000) while separate family burial places with memorial rooms costs 174,000 reals ($54,000).
Those tombs at the highest levels would be “108 meters closer to heaven than a typical underground grave.”
Aside from some of its hotel-like architecture and amenities, “each of the 32 floors has rows of numbered blocks with 150 tombs all equipped with a ventilation system and can accommodate up to six bodies. ”
Quite a way to address the overcrowding issue of in-ground burials by building one–not six feet under but over.
The Wonder of Santa Margarida: A Chapel Right Inside A Volcano
..And it has been sitting there for more than 600 years.
Amidst the vast land of Garrotxa, a comarca of Catalonia, Spain, lies a surrounding volcanic terrain in the Natural Park of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone.
At the Natural Park of La Garrotxa, there are several walking routes that will lead tourists to an interesting awe-inspiring wonder....
Western Australia’s ‘Most Haunted’ Building Rebrands Itself To Attract More Tourists
The place wants to prove that it has more to offer other than tales of horror.
While Oakabella Homestead has successfully marketed itself as the most haunted building in Western Australia - thanks to the tales of lost souls and malevolent spirits that once intrigued its guests - its new owners believe that its high time for its image to be changed.
The Oakabella Homestead was built in 1851, or 10 years earlier than its neighboring town, Northampton 460km from Perth, in the picturesque Chapman Valley. With the site’s eerie history, which includes multiple deaths including that of a 3-year old child and a worker who shot himself, it is easy to understand why its previous owners made money from ghost tours and scary stories....
Now You Can Rent And Stay In A Harry Potter-Themed Apartment
This is perfect for Wizards and Muggles alike!
Every Harry Potter fan dreams of getting into Hogwarts, the fictional school of witchcraft and wizardry popularized by J.K. Rowling's books. But now, they do have a chance of staying for a night or two on a Harry Potter-themed apartment.
Super fan Yue Gao opened the Canongate Luxury Apartment in Scottish Capital - the birthplace of the Rowling. The place overlooks Edinburgh's Royal Mile and is available for rent all year-round....