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

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 NEW

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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Budapest, Hungary
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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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Haworth, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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