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Travel Tip: Catacombs Open to the Public

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For a truly spooky Halloween travel idea, why not skip all those haunted houses and go directly to a catacomb. Exploring these underground cemeteries is a relatively different way to get to know at a city’s past.

The Paris Catacombs are known for being intricate. They date back to the 18th and 19th century. The bones of six million Parisians were gathered underground to create a maze of tunnels and crypts below the city’s streets.

In Rome there are dozens of catacombs. For Catholics, there’s St. Callixtus, the biggest and most popular underground cemetery, which has the crypt of nine popes as well as early Christian frescoes. And there are six known Jewish catacombs in Rome, two of which are open to the public.

In New York, head towards the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. This memorial dates back to 1838 and is the final resting place of the famous and the infamous.

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