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Monumental Cemetery

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Stazione Centrale
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Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20154 Milan, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 02 8844 1274
08:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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astoning place

just walk the lanes and paths of this place. Even modern graves are big... A place to get a little peace. Walk around and wonder, look at the beautiful sculptures and relax.

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Antoinette R
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

just walk the lanes and paths of this place. Even modern graves are big... A place to get a little peace. Walk around and wonder, look at the beautiful sculptures and relax.

Thank Antoinette R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Please take time from your trip to visit it's absolutely breath taking to see such a wonderful place, an eye opener is an understatement

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth visiting. Lots of monuments, graves with statues of once-beloved people, some of which very creative, lots of magnificent crypts. The place you visit to think of life and death, of the history of mankind. I recommend to visit in the late hours before the closure - less people and the sunset will give you the right feeling.

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepare to be stunned, you won't believe to what extent the Milanese went to insure their place in Heaven. Suffice to say that their resting place is probably more exuberant than their dwellings in the city were. The cemetery is in orgy of art and architecture decorated with myriads of angels and pietas. Photographers prepare to spend hours shooting the... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If it is on you way and easy to find for you just go but it is not a must see for me! But I liked the statues indeed!

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Antibes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot recall the last time I actually "visited" a cemetary, but I was happily surprised about that one : it is indeed really spectacular.

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is almost an open air Museum of italian sculptur. Here you can find huge mausoleums and lots of statues. I've never seen something like this before.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is an incredible place. You could walk around for 2-3 hours. It's pretty paths and graves are lined with sculptures with the most profound expressions of sorrow I have ever seen. There are some famous graves and mausoleums like Tosconini but just walking around and observing the sculptures on the graves is worth the visit.Don't miss the Jewish section... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This huge cemetery is very interesting it is like an open air museum for sculptures and monuments. The entrance is free and it is in a very lovely neighbourd. I would reccomend to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

You could spend several days wandering all the paths past stone and bronze statuary. It is unkempt, grimy, in disrepair, moss covered, everything a creepy cemetery should be. (Mind you, there are some newer monuments in very decent, if garish, condition.) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. (An easy walk but a bit long to get there. You... More 

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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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