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Monumental Cemetery

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Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20154 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 8844 1274
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Why visit a cemetery when you’re on vacation, you ask? The tombs at this...

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.

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We found this by accident but glad we did. The building itself is very imposing and extensive. We realised when we got inside that it was a cemetery. Unfortunately it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this by accident but glad we did. The building itself is very imposing and extensive. We realised when we got inside that it was a cemetery. Unfortunately it was towards the end of the day and it closed at 6pm. In the 30 minutes or so that we had, we saw the monuments to Guiseppe Verdi and Manzoni.... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

all graves have their story with thier sculptures. You can feel all people life story. i was there twice and both was speechless for me. i highly recommended to visit here

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's well preserved; despite the place (it's a Cemetery), I'm still amazed... some of the tombs are very pieces of art...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I put the cemetery on my agenda while I was in Milan, but should have planned for a whole day! Like all the other reviews in this column, the cemetery is an absolute masterpiece. The mausoleums are amazing architecturally, and the place is basically an art gallery for sculptures. After seeing many other masterpieces in museums in Florence, I know... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you think cemeteries are not worth visiting then think again. This one is full of beautiful architecture. Absolutely stunning in a perverse way and requires a whole day, The frontage is gorgeous situated next to the metro. The only panoramic picture we took on the trip to Milan was of this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a must see for anyone travelling to Milan. As there are so many tombs, I reckon a good couple of hours is needed. We arrived one hour before closing and we only got to see half of this magnificent resting place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a guided tour of Milan and stopped at this cemetery. I hadn't expected to enjoy it, but it was really fascinating. There are all kinds of huge sculptures and monuments to famous Italian families. Our guide explained the stories behind some of the monuments. Because we were on a tour we only stayed a short time, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can sounds crazy but it is one of the must thing to do in Milan. Relaxing place with greenery, space and quiet. As crazy as it can be it is not seedy at all! Tombs are huge and incredible beautiful. Feels like you are in a museum so much this place is incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It might sound crazy to spend some time visiting a cemetery, but we are talking about Italy here and also this type of place can be full of art. If at all possible, take a guided tour: you will not regret it. My word: one of the most impressive group of scultures (sorry I do not know the technical name... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cemetery is katty-korner from the AC Milan Hotel. I had been to Milan many times but never visited there, although many people recommended it. It was well worth the short walk. So many statues and carvings, and some of those statues seemed to perfectly show the agony of losing a loved one.

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Stazione Centrale
Central Station represents a bridge towards the future. Impressive skyscrapers and new age buildings stretch the skyline with the majestic Unicredit Tower cutting through. Surrounding it are large towers that define Piazza Gae Aulenti, where the fountain and the Monumento Trombe leave one breathless. A famous building of the district is the Vertical Forest, where the innovative materials and trees planted on the terraces are a unique mix of nature and man-made construction. In the district, there is the Monumental Cemetery, known for its antique tombs with sculptures portraying angels of commemorative scenes many will find touching.
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