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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 #6 of 400 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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Haworth, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to visit, a little off the beaten track. A unique cemetery built and planned as a "city for the dead" with an enormous courtyard that separated it from the "city of the living" with a combination of ornately built mausoleums, statues and simpler graves. The woman at the information desk was wonderful and spent about 1/2 hour explaining... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Cemeteries are not usually the place you would choose to spend time on your holidays, but do yourself a favour and spend an hour or so visiting the Monumental Cemetery. The entry building is about 2-3 stories high and on approach looks like some type of massive historical building-in fact its a semi open air collection of crypts, plaques and... More

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Beaumaris, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It seems a littel macabre to visit a cemetery for sightseeing, but this is well worth it. There are amazing tributes to the dead here. No expense has been spared in many cases, even the building is spectacular. It is well worth making the effort and spending a few hours wandering around admiring the Mausoleums.

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

A great place to visit, to admire art, to have a relaxing walk and to think about life. An Island of pesce, shadow, silence, in a crowd of deco, art noveau and eclectic sculpture. A paradise for architetture maniac.

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Haifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Amazing place. It certainly worth a visit. A lot of impressive monuments - each of them a piece of art. Don't miss it!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

When suggested we visit this cemetery I was somewhat surprised, but so glad we did. It is unmissable, a real insight in to Italy and it's culture. Over the centuries the great and the good of Italy, politicians, writers, philanthropists and the wealth makers have paid for their 90yr lease and promptly set about hiring the best stonemasons, sculptors etc... More

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Helston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

OK so it's not a theme park or anything remotely connected to holidays, but people, this a place well worth a visit. The Cimitero Momumentale is acres and acres of the most fantastic statues you will ever see. The cemetery itself is a peaceful oasis in the centre of Milan, it is beautifully looked after by the city council and... More

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Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not a normal place of interest in Milan, but if you want peace and meditation for a few hours, that is the place to go. The turmoil of the city just disappears. The architecture is extremly diversed. It feels like visiting an open air museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very impressive... No words... It's part of Italian History... Need to be visited by every treveller to Milan...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you coming here during the summer, bring plenty of water cause man, this place is freaking huge! Not sure how many bodies are kept here, but I reckoned it's more then 100,000. The statues were amazing and they were all doing different things. A must see place in Milan.

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