Monumental Cemetery

Monumental Cemetery, Milan

Monumental Cemetery
4.5
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
About
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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Zone 8
How to get there
  • Garibaldi • 9 min walk
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Scott B
Wantagh, NY534 contributions
Unique Cemetary to Not Miss
Sep 2021
This was probably our biggest surprise on the trip to Milan, and how beautiful and artistic all of the grave sites outside were. The indoor halls were very unique and different to anything we have in the USA. I agree with other travelers that this is a mus-see when in Milan, even though it seems something odd for a vacation. Very peaceful, but can be hot too so bring water.
Written 9 November 2021
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TomIm
Denver, CO243 contributions
Very interesting architecture
Oct 2021
I toured the cemetery a few days before Halloween on an afternoon with light rain, so the ambience was perfect. I the day I was there, I saw almost no tourists, a nice break from busy Milan. The sheer size and variety of structures were very impressive, and interesting---just wish I had a guide to tell me the history of some of the monuments, Well worth an hour or two.
Written 2 November 2021
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Shoe W
6 contributions
Visiting the Most Amazing Priceless art, statues and Thomb
Oct 2021
When i walked to this place I feel different energy coming from within, I don't know why I liked this place so much, but it was very peaceful to walk around the cemetery looking at all the amazing graves and monuments. It felt almost like an art gallery more than a cemetery. It is Must to visit when you are in Milan.
Written 1 November 2021
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mrstraveller1
York, UK1,631 contributions
Absolutely Amazing
Jul 2021
So much more then a cemetery! Oh my, I would put Monumental Cimiteri up there with the Duomo as an absolute must see in Milan. The main building is stunning in itself but what greets you beyond is quite awe inspiring. 250, 000 sq metres of the most amazing & extravagantly ornate tombs, obelisks, sculptures & temples, honouring the great, the good & the rich of Italy, including renowned architects, musicians, entrepreneurs & sportsmen. It really is more of an open air museum of art & sculpture.
Allow plenty of time, it’s worth it. Unmissable.
Closes Mondays
Written 2 August 2021
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Peter H
London, UK861 contributions
Better than it seems
Oct 2020 • Friends
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.
Written 8 October 2020
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Luca M.
11 contributions
Can't miss it !
Sep 2020
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.
Written 18 September 2020
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Zenzar123
Essex, UK276 contributions
Amazing monuments
Aug 2020
At first i wasn't sure abou visiting a cemetery, but went along and the monuments are spectacular to view
Written 28 August 2020
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SydneyPerla
Sydney463 contributions
I wasnt expecting anything like that
Feb 2020 • Friends
There are not many things leaving me speechless. This cemetery did.
Already the entrance building looks more like a palace than a building housing coffins etc.
Once you made your way through the building into the cemetery as such behind the entrance you feel like either in an ancient Roman settlement or an exhibition of statue and stones - monumental statues and stones of course.
I dont know if one can say you like a cemetery. But I really did. It was calm there and you hardly see any visitors as they seem to vanish behind all the graves and statues. I really enjoyed the visit.
Written 2 March 2020
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BedrosC
3218894103 contributions
Interesting place
Feb 2020
I never seen this kind of cemetery, graves are like temple, i highly recommend here, you have to see it.
Written 1 March 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
Massive cemetery grounds
Feb 2020 • Couples
The main entrance is though the large Famedio, a massive hall of fame like Neo medieval style building made of marble and stone that contains the tombs of some of the city's and country's most honored citizens. There is a special section for those who do not belong to the catholic religion and a Jewish section. There is also the Crematorium Temple , which was the first crematorium to open in the western world. Signals located throughout the cemetery point visitors to several of the most remarkable tombs and monuments.
Written 21 February 2020
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  • Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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