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Monumental Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale)

Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20151 Milan, Italy (Magenta)
+39 02 8844 1274
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Ranked #9 of 409 Attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The weather added to the ambience of this cemetery. I had read about the cemetery before traveling to Milan and put it on my must do list. I'm so glad that I was able to tour here because this place is spectacular. The statues are phenomenal and very touching.

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is by far the most interesting cemetery I have ever visited and one of the most interesting sites I have witnessed in general. The grave markers on these extensive grounds were, as a collection, the most elaborate I have ever seen. There were several intricate family memorials that were lined up in the middle of the grounds. There were... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This cemetery is amazing. You could spend the entire day there. So much to see and so interesting. Easy to get to.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I would never normally visit cemeteries, however we ended up there and were stunned. It is so beautiful and peaceful. The architecture here alone is worth a visit.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The cemetary is closed on Monday. But otherwise it is free and open to the public. It is well maintained and the grounds are manicured. The most fantastic part were the intricate and amazingly crafted monuments that adorned the graves. The craftsmanship and the preservation will amaze you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Pictures don't do it justice. The monuments are huge works of art and there are so many of them, you could spend hours there -we got there late and it was closing in 45 minutes.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Located very close to the Brera area, walking through this cemetery is a must. There are no lines, no waits, but be prepared to spend over an hour here at least. The sculpture done for most tombs are life size therefore very powerful making each a work of art. The profoundness evoked is strong, but not creepy at all. Make... More

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Brasileia, AC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I like very much Italian cemeteries and Monumentale is one of my favorites. So many beautiful statues that u don't feel sadness. Also there is a tomb of famous writer Manzoni.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have never seen anything similar! The sculptures will amaze you and you will get to see where some of the most famous Italian personalities are buried.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Even if you are not a cemetery freak you'll love this cemetery! The sculptures are immense and there are so many. It's like an open air museum.

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