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Monumental Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale)

Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20151 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 8844 1274
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Ranked #8 of 373 Attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Why visit a cemetery when you’re on vacation, you ask? The tombs at...
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Why visit a cemetery when you’re on vacation, you ask? The tombs at this Milan burial ground offer a great glimpse of Italian artistic styles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

didn't know what to expect, a lovely sunny day and so much style, art and class. Very helpful information office, well worth a visit, oh and it is free!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went there without any expectations and was really really impressed by what I saw. One of the best attractions in Milan Pros: - Amazing monuments, tombstones and crypts. So many designs, each one is different and tells a different story. Every single one is a work of art. - Amazing cemetery design and atmosphere: very tranquil, with many trees and... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I never thought spending an afternoon at a cemetery would be interesting but I was proven wrong in this place. It would be advisable to go with a guide though. We saw people accompanied by guides. As we wandered around aimlessly, they knew where to go to to view historic tombs and learn the stories behind them.

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Tallinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Definetly worth a visit, such a big cemetry full, really full of different monuments and graves. Very nice to walk around, cultural experience. Impressive.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you ever come to Milan, you have to see this place. It is so calm, peaceful and beautiful (and I know that might sound strange because we are actually talking about a cemetery). Every grave, every corner is a peace of art. It took me an hour and a half just to see one third of this amazing place... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Once you visit Cimitero Monumentale, you will not want to leave and you will visit it over the next days, again...and again...and again...Each tomb is a piece of art, starting from around 1800. You will definately want to take a photo of every grave there. The sculptures are enormous and they all have a story to tell. Highlight: the crematorium... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you visit Milan and want to do any sight seeing - this is an absolute must. Beautiful, eery, spiritual, awe inspiring - thoroughly recommended!!

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What an amazing place this was. I was surprised to discover the way that graveyards and churches tend to be apart from each other. This particular cemetery is very special and the ornate and massive monuments were fantastic. The bigger the monument the more important the family or the person being remembered. Some very good pieces of art and very... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My favorite place to get lost in Milan. It's not the most common place to hang out and maybe not the one of the things one would plan to visit Milan but it's definitely more than a simple visit,it's a profound experience.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Most unusual place. Fascinating. Pictures of the deceased on stones Wonderful sculptured headstones of monumental perportions

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