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Certosa di Bologna

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Address: Via della Certosa 18 | Di Fronte a Viale Gandhi, 40134 Bologna, Italy
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Eerie , spectacular and well worth a visit

The Certosa di Bologna was one of the Italian highlights of the ' Victorian Grand Tour ' the likes of Byron and Dickens wrote about this strange and macabre cemetery with its most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Certosa di Bologna was one of the Italian highlights of the ' Victorian Grand Tour ' the likes of Byron and Dickens wrote about this strange and macabre cemetery with its most spectacular sculptures . It is situated a short ten minute taxi ride from the city centre , agree on your price first , I didn't , somehow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This cemetry is just breathtaking. The sculptures, structure and size are amazing!!! I totally recommend to take your time and walk around

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

One of the oldest and most beautiful cemeteries in the world. founded in 1801 by reusing the structures of the Carthusian monastery built starting in 1334, the complex over the centuries is the result of a complex layering of loggias, cloisters and buildings ranging from the fifteenth century to the present. Also it houses some famous guests such as: Giorgio... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Hire a bike and go here. This cemetery is huge and you could spend all day here without seeing the same thing twice . Bizarre and incredible.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Yes: it's a cemetery, so it's not for everyone. Yes: it's short way out of the center, so it takes a small effort. And yes: it's definitely worth going to in any 48 hour visit to Bologna. I recommend it to all of my friends and guests - either on the way to/from the church of San Luca or instead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I'm currently living in Bologna and I wandered over to this just to see something a little different on a Saturday morning. It's the most unique cemetery I've ever been in and one of the more unique sites I've visited in Italy, particularly after one has visited their 20th or 30th museum/church. I'm rather surprised it's not more well known... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This cemetery is really something you have to see once in your life! Unbelievable beauty and sculpture, with deep history! This is a free attraction and very easy by bus only 5-10 minutes. Do not miss, this place is incomparable with other cemeteries around the world, really a jewel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

well worth a visit for sculpture lovers. take the number 19 bus from the center and you get off right in front of the Certosa. of course it is a cemetary so one has to appreciate the artwork of that genre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I wish there was more than 5 stars to give this, and I also wish I was a better writer to convey the beatify of this cemetery. Unlike anything that I have seen and it is stunning, serene, haunting, heart-breaking, and inspiring all in one. I enjoyed it so much I went back twice, and I would definitely recommend either... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Going to Bologna and want to see something completely different and WONDERFUL??Try the Certosa! An extraordinary cemetery with scuptures that you will not easily forget. There are several famous gravesites here including the great Lucio Dalla which is quite unique. Prepare to spend several hours just wandering thru the scuptures, halls and gravestones. Truly a very memorable experience.

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