1Mahabat Maqbara (India)
This striking structure is the mausoleum of Wazir Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai, one of the chief nobles in the Court of Nawab Mahabat Khan II of Junagadh. Construction on the yellow-walled complex began in 1878 by Mahabat Khanji and was completed in 1892 by his successor, Bahadur Khanji. Over a decade's worth of work culminated in elaborate carvings on the buildings' inner and outer façades, fine arches, French-style windows, columns, and shining silver doorways. On the adjacent mosque, each minaret is encircled from top to bottom with winding staircases. Both buildings are topped with distinctive “onion dome” rooflines. (Source)
2Lenin's Mausoleum (Russia)
Two days after Lenin's death, architect Aleksey Shchusev was charged with building a structure suitable for viewing of the body. A wooden tomb was built in Red Square by the Kremlin wall, and Lenin's coffin was placed inside until pathologist Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov determined that it would be possible to preserve the body for a longer period. In 1930, it was put in a new mausoleum of marble, porphyry, granite, and labradorite. (Source)
3Taj Mahal (India)
4Rufina Cambaceres Mausoleum (Argentina)
5William MacKenzie's Tomb (England)
The tomb lies in what is reputed to be one of the most haunted areas of Liverpool. A wonderfully improbable local legend tells the story of how McKenzie was supposedly entombed seated at a table with a winning hand of cards in his bony fingers. As an inveterate gambler, he bet and lost his soul in a game of poker with the Devil and figured that if he was never buried, Satan could never claim his prize.
6Nicolas Cage's Mausoleum (New Orleans)
The empty grave is a stark, nine-foot-tall stone that stands in distinct contrast to the blockier, above-ground burial sites that have been crumbling away in the cemetery for over two centuries. There is no name on the pyramid yet, but it is emblazoned with the Latin maxim, “Omni Ab Uno,” which translates to “Everything From One.” (Source)
7Tomb of Enrique Torres Belón (Peru)
Next to the Iglesia Santiago Apóstol is Enrique Torres Belón's freaky mausoleum, a silo of bones capped by an aluminum replica of Michelangelo's Pietà. The otherworldly tribute is lined with hanging human skeletons and hundreds of skulls exhumed from the town's cemetery and the crypts beneath the church. At the bottom is a black marble cross, whose lighting exaggerates the eerie shadows cast by the macabre wall hangings. (Source)
8Drug Lord Mausoleums (Mexico)
They say you can't take it with you when you go, but that doesn't mean some people don't try, or at least take it all the way to the doorstep into the afterlife. Even in death, members of the dreaded Sinaloa cartel love nothing more than to flaunt their ostentatious lifestyle in the form of elaborate mausoleums that cost a lot more than an average family home. Jardines del Humaya has become famous for its chapel-like tombs, with people from all over Mexico, and sometimes abroad, traveling there just to see them in person.
And it's not just the outside that's impressive about these extravagant mausoleums. According to several reports, many of them come with modern amenities that many Mexicans can only dream of, like 24-hour air-conditioning, living rooms, bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, bulletproof glass, alarm systems, and wi-fi—all so that visiting families and friends can enjoy their stay. (Source)
9“Beverly Hills of the Dead” (Philippines)
The ginormous mausoleums lining either side of two-way streets within the cemetery are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including fully-functioning kitchens, bathrooms with luxury fittings, and plush bedrooms for visiting relatives. Some tombs even have full-time residents who don't seem to mind sharing their living space with the dead. (Source)
10Humayun's tomb (India)
The mausoleum stands on a high, wide terraced platform with two deep vaulted cells on all four sides. It has an irregular octagon plan with four long sides and chamfered edges and is surmounted by a 42.5 m high double dome clad with marble flanked by pillared kiosks (chhatris). The domes of the central chhatris are adorned with glazed ceramic tiles and the middle of each side is deeply recessed by large arched vaults with a series of smaller ones set into the facade.
Humayun's garden-tomb is also called the "dormitory of the Mughals"—over 150 family members are buried there. (Source)