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Monumental Cemetery, Milan

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Admire artistic tombs at Monumental Cemetery, a large cemetery opened in 1866. Several of the tombs were designed by renowned artists. Enter through the large, Neo-medieval-style Famedio that contains the tombs of some of Italy's most honored citizens. Look for the exhibit of prints, photographs, and maps outlining the cemetery's historical development. Next, wander through the cemetery to discover both contemporary and classical Italian sculptures, as well as Greek temples, elaborate obelisks, and more. Visit the Civico Mauoleo Palanti to see the memorial built for 800 Milanese killed in Nazi concentration camps. With our international travel planner, Milan attractions like Monumental Cemetery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I'm not very fan of walking in a cemetery (like many people I think) but that is worth the visit.
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  • Not a fan of these places of rest, we are not used to visit them, but we went there on the recommendations of the backpacker and I admit have been very surprised by the beauty of the place and the majestic buildings.
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  • Already the entrance of the cemetery (very large building) prepares you for what you will discover. No longer the graves but true works of art. You walk in the aisles but you are in a true open-air museum. Some tombs are very very large and magnificent sculptures adorn them. A cemetery is not very cheerful, but here we visit for all of this remarkable architecture. Plus it's huge...
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  • You could spend hours walking around the graves and monuments in the cemetery. It does not feel sad or gloomy to be there at all. It's just incredible the number and quality of the tombs that have been built there through time. An absolutely fascinating place. Do not miss it!!!
  • It is a huge graveyard with all the Milano's families I think and every single one of the big ones has its own building, similar to a small or even real-size temple. If you have interest in architecture or monuments or anything related it is great place for you. In my opinion it is such a waste of money to build these enormous monuments for everyone.
  • Biggest Cimentry in Milan. Very clean and quiet. Required at least 2-3 hour to enjoy this place. It completely different world in there. Take you back in ages.
  • Yes, it's a cemetery but it's also effectively an open air sculpture park. Rather atmospheric too. The dead centre of Milan is worth a look see.
  • Surprisingly new Cemetery by European standards, but amazing views. I hope this looks just as amazing for future generations.

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