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Camposanto

Piazza dei Miracoli, 56100 Pisa, Italy
+39 050-560-547
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Ranked #7 of 47 attractions in Pisa
Type: Historic Sites, Cemeteries
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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Bromley, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the four buildings you paid to see if you bought the 9 Euro ticket. Started in the 12 century when someone brought some holy dirt back from the site of the crucifixion, this place evolved as a cemetery. The size and number and quality of the fresco must have made this place stunning. You can see... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Seemed like this would be a quick walk around some cloisters but ended up spending more than an hour here. The film on how the frescos were moved using the stucco method was really interesting. The restoration of the walls is still underway and the finished art works are incredible from the state the building was left in after a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It's a cemetery with the oldest graves going back to the crusades and the most recent that I noticed was 2009. If you're interested in cemeteries, heraldic crests, or memento mori, you may spend an hour or more here as I did. A very interesting mix and many cool details. There are only two partly recovered frescoes in a room... More

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Edinburg, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Everyone has seen pictures of the tower and the real one has no surprises! But the cemetery is 100% unique, get the 7 euro ticket to enter 2 sites and make one if them the cemetery. Beautiful, tragic and unique!

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This hidden attraction which doesn't appeal to most visitors is amazing if you take a closer look. Observe everything and the beauty and death that surrounds you carved into every square inch.

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Moorpark, California
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216 reviews 216 reviews
125 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were just going to do a quick walk through, Heaven forbid I should miss something! But we spent an hour and a half in this lovely monumental cemetery. There were only a handful of people inside, which is a shame as it's definitely worth visiting. The statuary on the tombs is quite exquisite. The stone sarcophagi are beautifully detailed... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Worth to see...all the thombs which are amazing.defiantly watch the video about the renovation of this place after the WW II. And about restoring the frescos.

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Scotland
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17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

An oasis of calm away from the mele of tourists swarming around outside. The display about the restoration of the frescoes was most interesting, while the black & white film clip of Musselini addressing the masses from the steps of the Duomo in the mid 30's was thought provoking. On his instruction, the bells in the Tower were also rung... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A lovely building with decent architecture to enjoy. Worth visiting if you have more than a couple of hours to spare and planning to get a combi ticket. Paying 5 Euros just for this is probably not worth it.

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San Gwann, Malta
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190 reviews 190 reviews
81 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The original name of this Cemetery was Vecchio camposanto - old holy field. What's so holy about this field? Legend tells us that this cemetery was built on a shipload of soil from Golgotha - where Christ was crucified - brought over from the Holy Land.

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