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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 #9 of 864 things to do 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful. Breathtaking art and sculpture from way back when people thought they could buy their way into heaven with this kind of thing. There's something very touching about the craft, faith and love put into these memorials by the loved ones of the deceased. You feel as though you're getting a glimpse into the stories of 100s of different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Artistic people must not miss this peaceful place with beautiful sculptures and architecture in the back yard.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Beautiful and with so much history. A must see! You will see tombs of famous poets, writers and artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I always asked myself whats interesting in visiting graveyards. Here you can find nice funerary tombstones and cappelle for milanese wealthiest families. If you look carefully many famous people are buried here.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

i went there on a sunday just to waste a bit of time while i was waiting for the restaurant to open ' well i was stunned and i simply lost 4hours in there and i could have spent a full day there no problem i loved it And if any of you remember Land of the giants from the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Ok, I´ve seen many cemeteries and some of them was quite famous or well-known, but I´ve never seen cementery like this one. Exactly this is what I think when it´s said a necropolis. enormously huge tombs of many styles makes people feel some humility on the one hand, on the other hand to feel a wonderment. Moreover, there is very... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Not as nice as the Père Lachaise in Paris, but nice enough nonetheless. Some graves are beautiful with engraved scenes, and some sober, more modern.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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