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Camposanto

Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, 56100 Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 050-560-547
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Ranked #9 of 113 things to do in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: According to legend, this cemetery was built at the site where the...
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Type: Historic sites, Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: According to legend, this cemetery was built at the site where the Crusaders placed the soil they brought from the Holy Land.
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Faro, Portugal
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This one was the best value as there are a lot of statues in this beautiful building. There is also a room with a dome where I sat down and sung so that it reverberated round the dome. The musical dome really made it for me :)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We decided to tour the Camposanto as part of our afternoon in the main square. We were happy we did as it turned out to be an interesting site and a little different from the many churches on our itinery during our tour of Tuscany. Part of the site was being renovated at the time but the architerture and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when I walked in to the Camposanto. Basically it's a massive indoor cemetery. All the graves are in the form of stone engravings and statues with a variety of expressions (we had fun mimicking the faces). It is less crowded than the other attractions, so worth a visit if you want to avoid the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had extra time to visit the area so we took our chances in visiting. We didn't expect the gorgeous murals and statues dotting the area. It was very quiet, not alot of tourists. Beautiful architecture as well. Great little side tour.

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Hampshire
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It's perhaps a sight that get overlooked with the more obvious leaning tower and duomo. But don't pass it by. It's not expensive and the frescoes are well worth a few minutes of you time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We almost walked pass this, and then decided to go in. So glad we did, as we had the place to ourselves and it is a haven from the hustle and bustle that is happening outside in the square. Beautiful frescoes that are in the process of being restored, full of history, sculptures and tombs. Do not miss.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Camposanto Monumentale or Monumental Cemetery is located at the Piazza dei Miracoli. It is also called Campo Santo, which means Holy Field, and is related to the fact that the Cemetery is built around holy ground from Golgotha. During the Fourth Crusade in the 12th Century, Archbishop Lanfranchi brought a shipload of sacred soil from Golgotha, where Christ was... More 

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Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This building was badly damaged during WWII due to being hit by a stray bomb which started an intense fire. However, the building has been rebuilt. There is a (long) video running in one of the interior rooms that shows the damage and the laborious reconstruction. If you have some time, its very interesting to watch although in is in... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

the piazza dei miracoli houses the cathedral[duomo],the leaning tower,the baptistry n the campo santo.the campo santo is a walled cemetery,n quite a unique one.this is where a lot of people from the renaissance age were buried.theres a lot of history to be known here as also its beautiful building with frescoes n carvings.whilst visiting the bell tower its advisable to... More 

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Viernheim, Germany
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

a great-looking building/"cemetery" with a pleasant inner yard and countless arcades with many filigree carvings! you can find there some beautiful original frescos (some of them are about to get restaurated still) as well as marble floor- and wallplates that seal the graves. not only personage from the renaissance age are buried there, but also newer plates indicate that nowadays... More 

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