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Monumental Cemetery Milan

Visit the Cimitero Monumentale, the cemetery of Milan

Monumental Cemetery Milan

The Cimitero Monumentale is Milan's monumental cemetery with impressive tombs and monuments.

Info Cimitero Monumentale

Location Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale (metro: take the purple metro line 5 and get off at the Monumentale stop. Alternatively, take the green line 2 to the Garibaldi FS stop and walk another 400 metres).
Admission Free
Hours
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Closed on Mondays

Special experience: the cemetery of Milan

Not everyone will like the idea of visiting a cemetery, but you will be surprised at the Cimitero Monumentale di Milano by the statues, sometimes even designed by famous artists. So you don't necessarily have to go to a museum or church to see the work. The spacious layout of the Cimitero Monumentale provides space for gigantic structures in honor of the deceased who is buried there. There are also special sculptures to see, such as small chapels, a representation of The Last Supper and statues of angels.

Milan's monumental cemeteryEntrance of the Monumental Cemetery in Milan
Cimitero Monumentale di MilanoThe impressive cemetery of Milan

Cimitero Monumentale di Milano

The cemetery is located in the northern part of the city center between Chinatown and the Zona Farini district. It is right next to the railway. You can appreciate a visit to this cemetery, because it is not only interesting artistically and architecturally, you can alternate the bustle of Milan with a moment of peace and beauty. The peaceful setting and the multitude of objects in every corner of the cemetery mean that you can easily spend half a day there. A visit to this cemetery is more of a cultural activity due to the appearance of the imposing graves and it cannot be compared to a cemetery in your own country.

The Cimitero Monumentale dates from the second half of the nineteenth century. This is one of the most impressive cemeteries in the world and as soon as you enter the 250,000 square meter site you will quickly understand the appeal of this cemetery. The wealth of the deceased can be seen in every grave. When you go to Milan for a long weekend, it is good to know that Cimitero Monumentale is not open on Mondays. Furthermore, different opening hours may apply on public holidays and not unimportantly: admission is free.

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Cimitero Monumentale Milan

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