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Monumental Cemetery, Milan

4.7
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · 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. Put Monumental Cemetery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Milan trip planning tool.
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  • Better than it seems. Easy to get to by public transport. The place is MASSIVE and the cemetery will surprise you with the sizes of the constructions inside. Entry is free of charge.  more »
  • An amazing place to visit in Milan. Maybe it's not your usual tourist location, but it's definitely worth the visit, as good number of the graves has been done by famous architects and artists.  more »
  • At first i wasn't sure abou visiting a cemetery, but went along and the monuments are spectacular to view  more »
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  • This building does not look like your typical mausoleum with it's raised center structure and 'wings' going off in either direction. The top gallery both left and right are filled with crypts, statues and monuments. This is were some of Milan's most note worth citizens are entombed with honor. There are a number of placards detailing information on the deceased and the artists who designed their final resting place.
  • I’d seen this place online and wanted to visit, but my husband wasn’t too keen. We popped in on our way out of Milan and I have to say I am very glad we did! It is very calm and peaceful to walk around and admire all of the different monuments. Didn’t take any pictures here as it felt a bit disrespectful, but it was lovely to see fresh flowers on so many monuments! Deffo must visit - even just for a half hour walk around
  • Heart-touching monuments. This place also shows that people in XIX century Milano used to show off in every aspect of life, especially life after death. Anyway, it is worth visiting. Walks between mausoleums from beginning of XIX cent and modern ones shows that we have not changed a bit since than, only means of communication changed.
  • I’m not a dark tourist and this the second cemetery I’m visiting while abroad. This is the most beautiful cemetery I’ve ever seen in my life. Definitely recommend.
  • This place was one of the biggest surprise and one of the most beautiful places in Milan. The building of mausoleum and all the monuments was just stunning! Really worth visiting.

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