15. Westminster Abbey
The Abbey wasn't built as a mausoleum, but during his reign, Henry III had the abbey rebuilt to house the relics of St. Edward the Confessor. Throughout the following years, monarchs, royals, and notable national figures, including Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton, were buried in Westminster Abbey.
14. Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous mausoleums in the world and one of the greatest examples of Mughal architecture. It was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to their 14th child. Today, it is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
13. Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba
12. Terracotta Army
11. Lenin's Mausoleum
Vladimir Lenin's embalmed body has been on public display since shortly after his death in 1924. So many people came to mourn that he was moved to a larger tomb soon after and by 1929, the mausoleum was built. Today, Lenin's Mausoleum is still a popular tourist attraction.
9. Castel sant'Angelo
8. Tomb of Jahangir
7. Darnley Mausoleum
6. Guri Amir Mausoleum
Guri Amir is important in the history of Turkic-Persian architecture and influenced the design of other mausoleums, like the Taj Mahal. It was originally built by the conqueror Tamerlane (also known as Timur) for his grandson and houses the tombs of Timur, his sons, and his grandsons.
5. Hollywood Forever
4. Mausoleum of Costanza
3. Kilmorey Mausoleum
Although it's smaller than many mausoleums on this list, it has a lively past! It was built by Francis Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey, for his mistress, Priscilla Hoste. When she died at the young age of 31 (the Earl was 67 years old), Needham commissioned this structure as a monument. After she was interred, the Earl moved twice, each time having the monument dismantled and brought along. During the years between her death and his, the story goes that he would dress in all white, then go lie in his coffin to be near her. When he died in 1880, at the age of 92, he was buried next to Priscilla.