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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 #8 of 404 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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Oxon Hill, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very educational and amazing artistry. The history of the prestigious individuals is interesting and there is room for future distinguished leaders

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

As weird as it sounds, it was my favorite place in milan. The contrast between this peaceful place to the noisy city is amazing. The monuments are Beatiful and it is always quite. Highly recommended.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Never been to anything like this before, hundreds of statutes and gravestones, felt quite eerie in places, you could spend hours walking round. It is obviously a cemetery for the very rich and it feels like there is competition for the biggest and most splendid monument!

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

very nice monuments, quiet outside the busy Milano, but definitely worthwile to visit if you stay in milano for a few days.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I think I have never been to a cemetery like this before in my life. The statues and artwork on the graves are unreal - in a good way. Some of it is so over the top you wonder if you're dreaming. I couldn't stop taking photos I was so stunned by what I was seeing. If you're interested, you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Amazing, beautiful, breath-taking etc. You can enhance the enthusiasm, but after a few minutes my feeling was: "no, it's too much". I like impressive cemeteries, and it's very impressive, very monumental, you look anywhere and you see something beautiful, you look in the other direction, and you see something more beautiful and so on. But after so much beauty you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you like that kind of thing. Opens from 8 am to 6 pm. Peaceful with few tourists when I went. Free entrance. Certainly, for a cemetery, it's tombstones and statues are the kind only people with lots of money can buy. Some beautiful with minute details. Interesting to take a stroll in & contemplate. The staff are very friendly... More

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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The only cemetery on our sightseeing list in Europe and so worth putting it on the list. Never seen anything like this. A unique statue on almost every grave site. Huge place - needed more time. Closes fairly early.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I did not expect to be this amazed by the splendor of a catholic cemetery. Every individual or family grave is like a piece of art. My fascination was even stronger when a one eyed black cat crossed our way and my friend refused to go further. Anyways the cemetery was about to close so we left. I regret not... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had pretty high expectations for this place. I love an offbeat cemetery with over-the-top graves and headstones, and Monumental delivered for the most part. It's not quite as good as Pere Lachaise in Paris, but it has some ghoulish and crazy pieces, so that's all good for me. The lady who worked here said that only really rich people... More

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